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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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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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Tour de France

There has been rather a delay with this blog update caused through a number of minor events. We had guests poised for imminent arrival and had been working like things possessed to ensure that the property is up to muster. … Continue reading

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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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