Our new home in France

While looking for a house to rent, somewhere to base ourselves while we hunt for the right property, we found the perfect house in the perfect spot -and with the help of the lovely people at Cle Rouge Immobilier in Duras it is ours! This blog is primarily for our friends and family to follow the ups and downs of the adventures. However if we don't know you, I hope you'll enjoy the story too, and that one day you may consider booking into our lovely home as a paying guest - you'll be made very welcome!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011


The chicks are growing, day by day. They now sleep in the big coop, although they haven't progressed onto the perches yet. It took a couple of days for them to put themselves to bed in their new accommodation.
Our other chicks have hatched, four baby redsarts in the box, getting louder and more demanding every day. The adults are very brave, totally ignoring all human activity going on around them.
The garage is now complete, which means we can start to clear other areas of the house.
Just needs the doors painted now!
Hugh and Tom are taking over for the weekend, while Nicole and I have a weekend off! 
Me, Tom and Nicole
Tom in the pool and Nicole thinking about it!
Filming the preparations for a visit to the Maire, me clutching my trusty dictionary, just in case!
They also filmed us putting these coins back in the wall, where they were found.
The kitchen cabinets, made up in preparation to be fitted at the weekend when the tiling is finished.
The beautiful tilleul, or linden tree, in full bloom.
And finally, this amazing moon rise last night, which we watched while sitting on the terrace.

1 comment:

  1. What a great photo of the rising moon - amazing! looks like everything is coming along hunky-dory! The pool looks most inviting. I wonder who put the coins there originally...intriguing.