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Another visit to the Union de Producteurs de Saint Emilion

We were invited, once again, to visit the Saint Emilion wine Co-operative, the Union de producteurs de Saint Emilion(UDP), for a tour of the production area and to renew our relationship with the Cooperative. The drive down through rain drenched … Continue reading

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Into south west Charente from Bon Abri Gites

As one sits on the patio behind the Old Apple Store with a glass of wine one will be gazing out across the vines in the field below, over the trees to the river Dronne and beyond to the low, … Continue reading

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Bon Abri gites – A short trip to Bourdeilles

The cranes have finished passing over Bon Abri on their migration north. Huge rolling flocks of several hundred birds battled noisily against the continuing northerly winds. As the stragglers, small groups of one or two adults and a handful of … Continue reading

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Apartment St Vincent, Carcassonne – Autumns advance

It has been a long time since I posted a blog entry from here in the Dordogne and given an update from Bon Abri. Although it is a long way from the height of the summer holiday season a great … Continue reading

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More joy of visitors

Through the summer guests came and went and from their feedback they have had a really good time. The tennis court has proven to be a real bonus and despite the rather variable weather the pool has been in great … Continue reading

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Autumn is well on its way….

We are already in November and still so much to be done in the garden before the harshness of winter shuts us in-doors. After yet another stunningly hot day a blanket of fog has crept up from the river and … Continue reading

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The pleasure of a good book….

This blog entry is so far off-topic that I have been wondering how I can at least try to make it reflect something of Bon Abri. This afternoon, as the sun beat down out of a clear blue sky, I … Continue reading

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Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrive (next week).

I remember, quite a few years ago now, the excitement as the third Thursday in November approached.  At the time I worked in an office in Overton which was above a really good off-licence.  The tension mounted as the day … Continue reading

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Lest we forget……

Yesterday was the 11th November, Armistice Day.  This is a National holiday here with businesses and schools closed.  Like every Commune throughout France there was a formal commemoration service at the war memorial.  The memorial sits at the cross-roads in … Continue reading

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The pleasure of visitors…….

The excitement and pleasant anticipation of the imminent arrival of visitors was not diminished by the catalogue of misadventures that nibbled at the edges of our pleasure.  With the rain falling as it has done for over a week, the … Continue reading

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