News

Le Cordonniere a Aubusson

08/12/2017 18:37
Read more

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...
Read more

Heatwave!

06/28/2015 09:34
'We're having a heatwave.....A tropical heatwave!'  Yes, throughout Valencia, we are officially have 'a tropical heatwave'. Incredible that in a regon already noted for its sunshine it should get even hotter. According to the BBC news, temperatures this week-end and for the next few days will...
Read more

El Castillo, mi casa nueva!

05/17/2015 13:57
Sunday, 17th May 2015 I left my house of 40 years in North Wales on 27th January 2015: the home where I had raised my three daughters. It was a wrench but prospects in Spain looked so much better. I was tired of financial stress, high prices, busy roads and the unreliable weather. The logistics of...
Read more

Homepage

Ma Soiree, aout 2016

10/11/2016 17:56
Having a broken arm for seven weeks had hampered my progress with regard to decorating and furnishing my new home but, as soon as the pins (les broches) were surgically removed I was keen to make up for lost time. My house is quite a focal point on Rue ******* so I set about filling all the...
Read more

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
<< 1 | 2 | 3 >>

News

Le Cordonniere a Aubusson

08/12/2017 18:37
Read more

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...
Read more

Heatwave!

06/28/2015 09:34
'We're having a heatwave.....A tropical heatwave!'  Yes, throughout Valencia, we are officially have 'a tropical heatwave'. Incredible that in a regon already noted for its sunshine it should get even hotter. According to the BBC news, temperatures this week-end and for the next few days will...
Read more

El Castillo, mi casa nueva!

05/17/2015 13:57
Sunday, 17th May 2015 I left my house of 40 years in North Wales on 27th January 2015: the home where I had raised my three daughters. It was a wrench but prospects in Spain looked so much better. I was tired of financial stress, high prices, busy roads and the unreliable weather. The logistics of...
Read more