I have been busy - of course - some guests, some decorating, some gardening, much cleaning/tidying/stacking and moving of logs/lighting and cleaning fires etc etc. I've spent a week back in the UK, visiting family and friends and getting my M&S fix!
But mostly it's been a time of waiting and watching the tv to see how we would be portrayed on ITV's 'Little England'.
Well, its over, we've been on the telly, and it wasn't too bad! So, here are some pictures of our film 'crew', back in the early summer. We'd like to say thank you to them for making us look good, for being kind and gentle, for the lovely photography of this very beautiful area of France that we have made our home.
So, Kate and Suzi, Simon and Ashley, and everyone involved in the editing,...Thank you from all of us.
|Filming Morgan - the 'chicken whisperer'!|
|Off to the Marie with my dictionary. Note Tom in the background, pretending he's not there!|
|The chicks are in a box in the car, and we are at Domaine Gourdon!|
|Ssh!...quick they haven't seen us......!|
|Take a break!|
|After the rain..|
|Photographing the photographer!|
|You want me to do what...?!|
|What did she say?!|
|Ash in the gite......|
|All finished and ready for guests - and not raining yet!|
So. What next at Vue de Duras?
The January edition of Living France (out later this month) has an article about us, just in time for Christmas reading.
Our bookings for the gite are going very well, just one week left in the whole of July and August next summer, how fantastic is that? So if you are thinking of booking a week, do it soon! Go to www.vuededuras.com for availability.
March will see Hugh finally giving up the day job and taking up his new job as full time pool maintenance man/marketing and accounts manager.....
and I may even do a bit of teaching!