It's May already, and if spring happened it was short lived and summer is still a promise! But still, we've had some lovely days and there's definitely more to come.
While I am a hopeless blogger, Hugh is making regular posts on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/vuededuras. I will keep going - however irregularly here.
Here's a quick photographic run through of the last couple of months at Vue de Duras.
Spectacular storm clouds over Duras
|View of Duras from the terrace|
|Another four Black Redstart chicks this year.|
|Tree frog and geranium|
We have tried to walk around the area a bit more, these photos are from a walk around Loubes-Bernac and one around Baleyssagues
|A trip to a terracotta tile factory - part of our French lessons -fascinating.|
|Coffee and pain au raisin at the Monday market in Duras|
A day out to Issigeac...
We've also been working hard. The car parking area has been extended and gravelled
with steps added to make access to the gite easier
|Jacquie with the wheelbarrow|
|John building the steps|
|Just the shuttering to remove in a day or two|
|another job almost finished!|
Gill, Ed and Sam visited us, and we all visited the Domaine Laplace vineyard for lunch and wine tasting. I don't know what happened to the rest of the day!
|back from feeding the chickens|
|washing Granddad's face after lunch!|
|with Mummy and Daddy|
|Feeding the hens in her new T-shirt|
|A rare sighting of Granddad on the other side of the camera for a change!|
|lovely yogurt for Orla....|
|and tortilla for everyone else!|
See you soon ....x