• Chablis

    March 2008

    March, spring didn’t spring, we had our first snow and a whole raft of bureaucracy. Still, the month got off to a good start when our nephew Warren, with his girlfriend, Nicola, arrived for a week at the gite at […]

  • A quick nap

    February 2008

    The big event this month was the arrival of two new members of the family. We have two golden retriever pups named Chanel and Chablis. They are three months old with the same father but different mothers. We always said […]

  • Burns night

    December 2007/January 2008

    What, no carols? Well, December disappeared in a blur and here we are at the end of January already. We managed to stay fairly busy throughout December hosting a few works do’s and a birthday dinner leading up to the […]

  • Winter's here

    November 2007

    Winter’s Here! Well, we’ve lost the summer daylight saving and are heading into winter. It’s getting dark around 5.30 pm and the weather is becoming more wintery by the day. The leaves are falling from the large plane tree on […]

  • Bike tourers

    August/September/October 2007

    What Can I Say! The delay between bulletins is getting longer and longer as our spare time gets shorter and shorter. Summer is drawing into autumn but there are still a lot of tourists about and we are keeping busy. […]

  • Alix' wedding

    July 2007

    La Bouche en Oreille! Things are continuing to go better than predicted. Although we have not actively advertised, word of mouth (‘la bouche en oreille’ as they say here) is spreading the news and it is getting very busy. The […]

  • Mallory at her hen night

    May/June 2007

    Declaration d’Ouverture! Well, despite all our efforts and being ready to open on the 7th May, the French administration got us again. We had deposited at Le Mairie our ‘declaration d’ouverture’ the mairie forgot to notify the prefecture to organise […]

  • March/April 2007

    March/April 2007

    We’re In! It’s been almost two months since we updated the website so apologies from us and also France Telecom who transferred our line to Le Chardon from Montlaville but for some reason the phone was fine but it took […]