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MY NEW HOME: LA CREUSE, LIMOUSIN, FRANCE

07/29/2016 16:13
I arrived in La Creuse during mid October to start my search for a new home. Fortunately, my old friend, Bob, has a property near Gouzon and kindly allowed me to stay with him until I found a place of my own: the condition being that I would help with the renovation work on his house and adjoining...
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Bonjour et Bienvenue a La Creuse!

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The original purpose of my site was to inform and entertain anyone who was thinking of making or had recently made the decision to relocate from the UK to Spain. It was a steep learning curve with new challenges, new frustrations, new delights every week. 

However, after 10 months I had had enough of Spain, sold my property and moved to La Creuse, a department of the Limousin in France. Why? This will become clear as I pick up my blog after a 7 month break from writing.

 

I hope that my experiences, both good and bad, will continue to entertain and advise!

 

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Stumpy Down The Drain: Meeting My Neighbours!

09/14/2016 18:24
Do not listen to anyone who tells you that the French are stand-offish, unfriendly, unwelcoming. I have heard, on a number of occasions, Brits at airports complaining that the French 'don't want us in their country' (to paraphrase). Perhaps it is true that those miserable-faced, moaning individuals...
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Why Aubusson?

08/15/2016 19:43
Why Aubusson? There are thousands of properties for sale in the Limousin (trois departements: La Creuse, Haute-Vienne, Correze) so why did I choose this particular departement in the region du Limousin? I had visited La Creuse a few times from 2013, visiting my old friend, Bob. I loved its...
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My Home At Last

08/07/2016 20:18
It took 4 days to get me and my 5 cats into my new home. On the second day all my stuff which had been in storage in Arboleas, Spain, for 6 months also arrived. Fortunately, this is a big house so the large room on the ground floor was perfect for all the boxes to be stored. I had no intention of...
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Moving House With A Broken Arm: NOT To Be Recommended!

08/04/2016 13:18
Well, here I am in my new home! I was due to move in on 11th March 2016 but, typical of me, I did it the hard way by breaking my right arm three days before I was due to sign the contract on the 8th with the notaire in Ahun! Catastrophe! I couldn't drive, lift anything or even get dressed...
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Moving on!

10/16/2015 15:33
My last entry was 'Heatwave' on 28th June: a lot has happened since then, especially my dramatic departure from Spain. The house, the sunshine and the region are beautiful but I began to long for hedgerows, deciduous trees, rivers; greenery, in general: I couldn't settle. My rescued cat, Phoebe,...
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El Tiempo

06/14/2015 00:00
The weather this week has been both gentle and elemental. Around dawn, Thursday morning, could be heard a distant rumbling of thunder in the mountains across the valley; an exciting herald of storm. The lightning was spectacular: every crack a thrilling shock; nature exerting her inexhaustible...
Read more

Swallows and Swallowtails

06/07/2015 00:00
Coming from the lush, verdant landscape of North Wales I imagined that Almeria, renowned for its sunshine and arid conditions, would be somewhat devoid of flora and fauna. How wrong I was! Despite the dry soil there are magnificent, colourful plants and trees, both wild and lovingly tended in...
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Buying a car in Spain

05/31/2015 11:00
It is a 20 minute drive down from the mountains to Arboleas (los arboles - trees). The Almanzora valley with its rich red-brown soil is very fertile, planted with patchworks of lemon, olive and almond trees. The mountains, still a velvety green, rise like giant waves from the valley below. My black...
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Taking pets to Spain

05/22/2015 15:11
Friday, 22nd May, 2015 The weather continues to be pleasantly balmy rather than baking hot. I went to the Chinese 'Merca' shop in Arboleas this morning: these stores are wonderful (like being a child in a sweet shop!), packed with everything you need, and stuff you don't, for really low prices. I...
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The Essential Gestor

05/20/2014 00:00
Wednesday, 20th May 2015: The Essential Gestor/Gestora Some welcome rain this morning after soaring temperatures up to 38C during the last few days; unseasonably hot but I love it! Purchased large pots of colourful geraniums for only 2 euros each from my nearest garden centre, as well as hibiscus...
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Heatwave!

Heatwave!

06/28/2015 10:30
'We're having a heatwave.....A tropical heatwave!'  Yes, throughout Andalucia, we are officially having 'a tropical heatwave'. Incredible that, in a regon already noted for its sunshine, it should get even hotter. According to the news, temperatures this week-end and for the next few days will...
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Stumpy Down The Drain: Meeting My Neighbours!

09/14/2016 18:24
Do not listen to anyone who tells you that the French are stand-offish, unfriendly, unwelcoming. I have heard, on a number of occasions, Brits at airports complaining that the French 'don't want us in their country' (to paraphrase). Perhaps it is true that those miserable-faced, moaning individuals...
Read more

Why Aubusson?

08/15/2016 19:43
Why Aubusson? There are thousands of properties for sale in the Limousin (trois departements: La Creuse, Haute-Vienne, Correze) so why did I choose this particular departement in the region du Limousin? I had visited La Creuse a few times from 2013, visiting my old friend, Bob. I loved its...
Read more

My Home At Last

08/07/2016 20:18
It took 4 days to get me and my 5 cats into my new home. On the second day all my stuff which had been in storage in Arboleas, Spain, for 6 months also arrived. Fortunately, this is a big house so the large room on the ground floor was perfect for all the boxes to be stored. I had no intention of...
Read more

Moving House With A Broken Arm: NOT To Be Recommended!

08/04/2016 13:18
Well, here I am in my new home! I was due to move in on 11th March 2016 but, typical of me, I did it the hard way by breaking my right arm three days before I was due to sign the contract on the 8th with the notaire in Ahun! Catastrophe! I couldn't drive, lift anything or even get dressed...
Read more

Moving on!

10/16/2015 15:33
My last entry was 'Heatwave' on 28th June: a lot has happened since then, especially my dramatic departure from Spain. The house, the sunshine and the region are beautiful but I began to long for hedgerows, deciduous trees, rivers; greenery, in general: I couldn't settle. My rescued cat, Phoebe,...
Read more

El Tiempo

06/14/2015 00:00
The weather this week has been both gentle and elemental. Around dawn, Thursday morning, could be heard a distant rumbling of thunder in the mountains across the valley; an exciting herald of storm. The lightning was spectacular: every crack a thrilling shock; nature exerting her inexhaustible...
Read more

Swallows and Swallowtails

06/07/2015 00:00
Coming from the lush, verdant landscape of North Wales I imagined that Almeria, renowned for its sunshine and arid conditions, would be somewhat devoid of flora and fauna. How wrong I was! Despite the dry soil there are magnificent, colourful plants and trees, both wild and lovingly tended in...
Read more

Buying a car in Spain

05/31/2015 11:00
It is a 20 minute drive down from the mountains to Arboleas (los arboles - trees). The Almanzora valley with its rich red-brown soil is very fertile, planted with patchworks of lemon, olive and almond trees. The mountains, still a velvety green, rise like giant waves from the valley below. My black...
Read more

Taking pets to Spain

05/22/2015 15:11
Friday, 22nd May, 2015 The weather continues to be pleasantly balmy rather than baking hot. I went to the Chinese 'Merca' shop in Arboleas this morning: these stores are wonderful (like being a child in a sweet shop!), packed with everything you need, and stuff you don't, for really low prices. I...
Read more

The Essential Gestor

05/20/2014 00:00
Wednesday, 20th May 2015: The Essential Gestor/Gestora Some welcome rain this morning after soaring temperatures up to 38C during the last few days; unseasonably hot but I love it! Purchased large pots of colourful geraniums for only 2 euros each from my nearest garden centre, as well as hibiscus...
Read more


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