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!

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year to everyone

What a year it's been! To top off our fantastic year, Orla Elsie O'Connor arrived, a little late, on Christmas Eve.
Congratulations to Rob and Susie on the arrival of Orla
We had a lovely party last night, with lots of our friends, plenty of wine and food. A fantastic way to end a fantastic year.
I've just skimmed back over the year, and it's hard to believe how far we've come. There is still lots to do, decorating to finish off and most of all the garden to sort out. In March I was hopeful of starting my vegetable plot - that didn't happen, but I'm going to try again this spring. I still haven't done anything about getting bees - but I've not given up on the idea yet. Plenty to do! The coming year will see more changes, the biggest one being Hugh finally retiring from the day job in March and moving out for good. I can't call it retirement, because that is the last thing it will be!
So, a few photos taken over the last couple weeks in and around Vue de Duras.
Christmas at the Chateau in Duras
Duras from the Chateau

Finally, the two 'spare' cockerels go to their new home, joining 150 Light Sussex hens - lucky boys!
The Christmas market in Duras
A visit to Bordeaux just before Christmas

Piglets when they arrived at Domaine Gourdon
My Christmas present from Ellen, David and Nicole
After the rain.
Collecting the Christmas tree with Lizzle.
 Following being featured on ITV's Little England, we are in this month's Living France, an article about being filmed for the tv programme
To see the article, go to our website - and wait patiently for it to load.

Happy New Year - hope it's a good one for you all!