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An estate agent in France. A daily blog about life, family, human nature, renovation, life experience and of course property.
2016-02-03 08:06
Monday 01/02/2016Rain 11 degreesIt so happens in February that you get bored with doing the same things every day.  Getting up.  Doing the dishes.  Sweeping the floor.  K… Read More
2016-01-02 07:20
FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2016Happy New Year!31 December 2015Grey and warm 11 degreesWell, this is it.  The end of 2015 and I am very confused.  RJ takes down the bins to the end of… Read More
2015-12-31 17:37
Year EndI declared, on what I thought was the 28 December 2014 but have just discovered was the 20th, that I would write for a year.  I was miserable and lost.  I was facing a Chri… Read More
2015-12-31 07:00
Sunday 27 December 2015Drizzle 11 degreesHad another short night's sleep on the short sofa and woke to a grey and drizzly dawn with the spectres of the furniture dark against the plate glass… Read More
2015-12-31 06:51
Friday 26 December 2015Boxing Day Sudden showers 11 degreesHurray, we are not in France and all of the shops are OPEN!  Had some cereal and fruit and loads of tea and coffee and SI… Read More
2015-12-30 08:04
Thursday 25 December 2015Christmas DaySunny and showers 11 degreesWoke up at 6 am.  It's Christmas!!!  No one, not even the four year old, was awake. Staggered around in the dark a… Read More
2015-12-30 07:36
Wednesday 24 December 2015Christmas EveMild with sudden showers 12 degrees  Suffolk UKSpent the night on a very narrow sofa but at least a reasonable distance from the snoring. WF took… Read More
2015-12-25 06:36
Tuesday 22 December 2015Sunny 13 degreesSouthamptonWoke to sun squeezing through the heavy clouds.  Breakfast was in the large communal dining area.  People in business suits, ladi… Read More
2015-12-22 20:02
Monday 21 December 2015Winter solstice10 degrees rising to 162.30 is not a reasonable time to wake up.  Apparently Margaret Thatcher ran the country, for years, on 4.5 hours of sleep a… Read More
2015-12-22 19:41
Sunday 20 December 2015Sunny and warmUp early and am running around cleaning up and tidying (hate coming back to messy house) when OH staggers down the stairs and decides to check on the wea… Read More
2015-12-20 14:50
Saturday 19 December 2015Sunny and warm 19 degreesBig day tomorrow!  Getting the ferry from Santander and across the dreaded Bay of Biscay. Feel very tense.  Spent afternoon puttin… Read More
2015-12-19 07:53
Friday 18 December 2015Sunny and warm 18 degreesI am always edgy until I have my bags packed.  OH insisted on making the most of the beautiful morning so we went to town, bought more su… Read More
2015-12-18 08:23
Wednesday 16 December 2015Warm 18 degreesGift shop and tea roomBoulangerieFrench cards are often bizarre and feature animalsA good place to get your moustache trimmedHairdressers and nail be… Read More
2015-12-16 08:17
Tuesday 15 December 2015Cloudy but warm 15 degreesSubject of potential purchase in Windermere took up much of our thoughts.  The agent rang at 11.30 and said that the new offer of 21200… Read More
2015-12-15 07:58
14 December 201518 degrees - delightfulSpent morning loading up details of the overpriced chateau and the afternoon battling with brambles and cutting back old shrubs.  OH rang the UK e… Read More
2015-12-13 18:50
Sunday 13 December 2015Cold and sunny 15 degreesNews travels fast in a small town. Sometimes it travels so fast that it seems, as the old saying goes, that you could die and be in heaven bef… Read More
2015-12-12 07:22
11 December 20154 rising to 14 degrees - sunnyAlmost all of the leaves are down from the trees now and the sunlight flickered on my windscreen and striped the road as, yet again, I went to s… Read More
2015-12-08 15:10
Tuesday 8 December 2015Sunny morning with rain laterDidnt do anything of note today, so looked for something I wrote a while ago, and came up with this.  It seems I still was in love wi… Read More
2015-12-08 15:05
Monday 7 December 2015Bright and sunny1 degree rising to 17Set off with great excitement to meet my colleague and see huge chateau.  For the price tag of six million, I was expecting so… Read More
2015-12-08 08:07
Sunday 6 December 2015Cold and sunny 16 degreesThe phone rang at 11.30 and it was a colleague, asking if I wanted to go tomorrow and help him to bring to market a chateau in a city near the… Read More
2015-12-06 07:51
Saturday 5 December 201512 degrees thick mist with sun laterThe cupboard is bare so we go shopping and enjoy a nativity scene and the stunning ancient gingkos - their acid yellow heightened… Read More

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