Spring has arrived for real in the Gorges and temperatures seem to be consistently 2-5deg. higher down here (the village is about 250m above sea level). And it seems the warmer temperatures have encouraged les Spontourcois to grab their spades and get gardening…
Wow it’s been a very long time since my last post. Sorry about that. I must do better. It’s high time to get back to France and revive the blog. I have news and updates if you’re interested… Continue reading “Spring forward. New project.”
…and mahousive pumpkins!
Allow me to share a photo of what are probably the biggest pumpkins you’ve ever seen! But I will try not to ‘squash’ your enthusiasm for this earthy Autumnal missive! Continue reading “Woodsmoke, champignons and apricot skies”
So as things keep happening – mainly nice things – we spend a week or so house-, pet- and chicken-sitting for friends with an organic smallholding and brand new gîte, near Bordeaux. Continue reading “The Good Life – a working holiday in the Bordeaux vines… kind of.”
We’re already four weeks into our 8-week French summer working holiday, combining more property tidying and regular workaday-working. We have scorching dry weather, and a storm or two with even hotter weather on the way! Our lawn is brown and crunchy and our lettuce is wilting…
We pluck up the courage and strength (somehow!) to shift the concrete trough to open up our well.
Storms, heat, football and gentle exploring Continue reading A big storm, le football and some pootling about