A little sprinkle of 2022 Pignoulet magic
2022 in a nutshell So here we are - 2022 is nearly over. The Christmas decorations are up in anticipation of our gite guests who are staying to celebrate their family Christmas. This year has been kind to
Re-emerging into the ‘new normal’ whatever that means!
Here we are almost two full seasons have been and gone, but frankly we are thankful to still be here, we have food on our table, a roof over our heads and Pignoulet has lent itself to be the most
It’s taken me a while to ‘put pen to paper’ again and to try to briefly sum up some aspects of our wonderful new life here at Pignoulet. Firstly, this post marks the first anniversary since we ‘moved’ here permanently
The new year at Pignoulet begins
Well it appears to be January and the New Year here has kicked in with a cold spell the temperatures over the last few days have dipped as low as minus 8 at night. I am still awaiting the first snow
On life in Ladeveze-Riviere and neighbours
I wanted to write a little about the kindness and quirkiness of our new life in Ladeveze-Riviere, the village used to have over 600 inhabitants with a boulangerie, an epicierie and a boucherie. The village school is now closed due to
L’été en Gascogne
Les vacances. l’été en Gascogne My apologies for the long delay, there’s been a hiccup in communication - but here I am back again with lots to talk about and share with you. We’ve been a bit to & fro in the
The May Retreaters have sadly Retreated….
I apologise for not having written for a few weeks now. It is not so much that the words have dried up, more that the hours of the day have disappeared in a haze of activity, laughter, Pilates, convivial meals,
Réalisation d’une grange
Another eventful week has sped by. France have four public holidays in May which slowed everything up somewhat - thankfully the builders changed work their days and arrived on Wednesday to continue work on the new Studio/barn conversion. Work on
Renovation & rejuvenation!
Sunday - I think that all the bedrooms instead of being labelled by their colour should be identified as the name of a local village. When we were here before Christmas we visited the Sunday market in Bassouses where an
A week in Gascony
Saturday 7th April The next ‘depart’ - I leave London & begin my journey to Gascony with Dotty the Jack Russell. The journey to Abbeville is easy, a young Dutch boy called James (aged 7) opens my car door on Eurotunnel