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.”
Storms, heat, football and gentle exploring Continue reading A big storm, le football and some pootling about
A common scene throughout Limousin Continue reading Russet cows
Our purchase date is fixed. And we even arrange for a new electricity meter! Continue reading Acte de Vente – a great Christmas present!
We’ve known for ages and ages that we wanted to have a place/life in rural France. For us, France is nicer/bigger/quieter/more beautiful than Britain. Britain is lovely obvs, don’t want to be disloyal and all, but IMHO, France is even lovelier. Nothing to do with all that wine or anything.
So once we made up our minds to make it actually properly happen for real, our first dilemma was ‘where do we even start to look’. France is BIG, people. Continue reading “Needle in a haystack”
We are Sophie and Graham, two ordinary Brits about to embark upon a renovation of a small Corrèze stone farmhouse and not-so-small barn in as eco-friendly/low-carbon a way as possible, on a petite budget. In the gorgeous, yet largely undiscovered, Limousin department of Corrèze – a land of deep, quiet woods, winding lanes, fields of friendly russet cattle, traditional farming villages and breathtaking views.