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!

Saturday, 3 November 2012

October 2012

It's that time again .......a quick round up of the last month at Vue de Duras.
At the end of the month, autumn is definitely in the air. The temperature has dropped, we have had a drop of rain and the woodburners are lit on a regular basis.

The mornings can be misty

The pond was cleared on a sunny, autumnal day
 We've had a couple of visits to Bordeaux...
A rainy Sunday afternoon in Bordeaux

We've had visits from friends...
Geoff, Judith, Lesley, me and Dave on the above, damp Sunday afternoon! 
We also had some lovely weather in October - breakfast on the terrace.
 and family.....
 with Vera, Mike, Anthony and Emily in Bordeaux on not such a rainy day!

with Denis and Margaret, on a warm , late October day
Picking the La Periconne grapes by machine, in the sunshine, at  the bottom of the garden 
La periconne merlot
A Duras balloon
Hugh and the newly painted shutters!
Checking the guttering - note the un-painted shutters!

A spectacular sunset
 And as usual, a quick round-up of wildlife spotted this month.....
A praying mantis on the wall
Thanks to Denis for the next two photos.
The gite toad doing its job!
A close up of a very small tree-frog
 and missing from the wildlife photos is one of the cranes, making their autumn migration southwards - we're still trying to get a decent photo!