Tag Archives: France

Anyone for tennis….? And other games

As the great tennis circuit inexorably grinds into Wimbledon I thought I should wander over to our tennis court in Bon Abri. From the service line at the northern end there is a wonderful view of Puymangou château which coupled … Continue reading

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The rabbits remain very bold

Here in Bon Abri the rabbits remain very bold and sit chewing in quiet corners all over the gardens. To watch them sitting up, back straight, apparently staring straight ahead and idly chewing you would think that they did not … Continue reading

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Far too early for a gin and tonic….

After last nights heavy rains we woke to a dreary and dull day. The sky brightened slowly and by lunch-time there was almost the promise of some sunshine. Then a great darkness welled up with billowing black clouds rolling over … Continue reading

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The garden has come alive

Back in Bon Abri the work continues with more door fitting, picture hanging and general garden ‘doing’. We are still without a proper grass cutter so are having to wade about through the prairie-like expanses when we need to go … Continue reading

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Green Woodpecker

    Early one morning as I wandered through the lounge in Bon Abri with the first (or was it second… or perhaps third) cup of tea of the morning I was startled to catch a glimpse of a green … Continue reading

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Of mice and men…..

On one of the brighter and less windy days we welcomed a visitor; Ronald knows Bon Abri in Puymangou and with his wife Regine is running gites, ‘BonAbri Vacances’, in the Charente close to the Dordogne border. We spent a … Continue reading

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Late in the evening…..

Late in the evening… sorry if I sound as if I am about to burst into a great Paul Simon song but…… it is late in the evening, I am sitting in the lounge of Orchard House, pleasantly fortified with … Continue reading

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Sometimes you just cannot get to your camera in time.

  There has been rather a delay to this weeks ‘blog’ as our stay in Carcassonne had to be extended by another week. As we flitted from Brico to Brico the car gave a squeal and died. The end result … Continue reading

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What a difference the sunshine makes

After what seems like months of rain we have had progressively more and more sunshine each day.  Within three days the temperatures were reaching 22 degrees Centigrade.  Apart from the wind it was beautiful and warm.  As it so happens … Continue reading

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A practical demonstration of liquefaction

Welcome back to Bon Abri in Puymangou. I know that my previous post was not as light hearted as I would have wished and was, perhaps, rather dull and drab. Sorry to say I am going to follow that with … Continue reading

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