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, 30 September 2012

Two blogs in September!

I know the last one was titled August but I posted it in September, and here we are .....another one!
First some photos from some of our guests, Paul and Lorna
The bridge at Bergerac
Old Citroen van

St Emilion
.Another visit from Vince, Julie, Steve and Joy...

Steve and Joy enjoying the fruits of their labour ( well, last year's labour!)
Hugh and Vince after a morning's grape picking at Domaine Gourdon
Vince and Julie enjoying a vineyard lunch
Lunch - thanks Lesley

We three........!

The pips and stalks
The grapes without pips and stalks

One bunch of grapes on our very own vine
We had lovely weather for another canoeing trip....
post picnic, pre canoeing
Nicole, 'busy' painting her nails, in the hammock

Nicole gave up her place in the hammock to Adam...or is she about to tip him out!?
And then this happened......
An amazing thunderstorm

with enormous hailstones
The weather has improved again since then with some lovely weather, enjoyed by our guests
Liz and Mike - it was lovely to see you again - hope to see you again soon.
Another of our guests wrote this poem for us .....thanks Mike...
Poem by Mike Shires
And finally - a blog wouldn't be the same without a wildlife photo! 
A wasp spider - again, this time clearly showing the stablimentum
"Wasp spiders build an orb web with a vertical zigzag pattern of silk in it called a stabilimentum. The purpose of the stabilimentum is unclear but it is thought that it helps attract insects. Previous theories have suggested that the stabilimentum makes the web more stable or deters birds flying through the large webs". BBC science and nature

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