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Twenty years of living and working in South West France provides the basis for my blog, which is designed to be a revealing and amusing pot-pourri of observations, anecdotes and vignettes. More Info

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A Heck of a Move

January 16, 2017 by Sue Whatmough

Firstly, to all readers BONNE ANNEE!  Wishing you peace, health, happiness and new adventures. They say that moving home is one of the most stressful events many of us are… Read more…

Enough of Such Madness

December 19, 2016 by Sue Whatmough

It’s extraordinary to think we’ve been here for twelve years, even though, in some ways it seems longer.  We left the Lot at the end of 2004 when the world… Read more…

Categories: buying and selling

Remembering Another Move

December 12, 2016 by Sue Whatmough

Well, the house is beginning to echo and I can’t find things but that’s to be expected.  The packing continues, in fact I wonder if it will ever be finished…. Read more…

D-Day Getting Nearer

December 4, 2016 by Sue Whatmough

Anyone who has down-sized knows what a hellish business it is weeding out what to keep and what to sell/throw/give away.  When we buy a large house, we naturally furnish… Read more…

A Good Result

November 27, 2016 by Sue Whatmough

After a rather lazier day, I’m doing a quick post to report on yesterday’s house contents sale. We were lucky to have a mostly sunny, although chilly day and we… Read more…

From Here to There

November 20, 2016 by Sue Whatmough

It looks very much like we’re moving – if the piles of bubble wrap, a miscellany of cardboard boxes and general mess is anything to go by.  This is my… Read more…

What a Result!

November 14, 2016 by Sue Whatmough

What a week it’s been, in the news that is.  Trump this, Trump that and now anti-Trump demos across America.  If this result weren’t so awful, it’d be laughable.  Millions… Read more…

Categories: eco matters, essentials, news

An Impossible Choice

November 6, 2016 by Sue Whatmough

I have to take a break from watching the horrendous soap opera that’s gathering speed in the US to review the story so far, as it appears from this side… Read more…

Categories: essentials, news

A Distressing Downside

October 30, 2016 by Sue Whatmough

Our village is a lovely, friendly place to live and we’ve been very happy here, however nowhere is perfect and we do have an ever-present downside –  hunters.  We know… Read more…

Fall Back Again

October 24, 2016 by Sue Whatmough

This time next week, it’ll now be 6.50 and thoroughly dark.  It’s the time of year when I have to sort through the bedroom cupboards.  Winter clothes have re-emerged and… Read more…

Categories: practical matters