Category Archives: Road to Normandy

Coiffures and purple hats…

It was time for a change…and anyway, I had made a slight mistake with a ‘change’ of hair colour and it had turned a subtle shade of green….brown green…… So with much hoo-ing and haa-ing I took a chance on … Continue reading

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Chateau Organised Chaos..semi

Well!  Yup, it’s been a while but it’s also been a while since I had time to sit…so now I’m sitting…and it feels great.  A lot has happened here in our corner of Normandy and the Chateau has been buzzing … Continue reading

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Cheffing Shambles and Fireworks

Our first Summer season of guests at the Chateau has been interesting to say the least…not to mention a little scary, a lot frantic and hugely chaotic. This is going to be a marathon blog as a lot has happened … Continue reading

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Ted in Disgrace

I’m sure I’ve spoken numerous times of Ted.  We bought two dogs with us from SA, Tass who we had from a pup – a cute, Maltese terrier type white, aloof  girl who has subsequently turned into a way-too-verbal independent … Continue reading

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A week of Russian around…

Well….the Russian visitors-to-be that arrived in a helicopter decided that out of all the Chateaus they visited that day, we were to be “it” so they dutifully arrived last Monday. I was trying hard not to panic as they wanted … Continue reading

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Energy? I remember having that…

My goodness me what a whirl the last few weeks have been but we are in the cottage and we have 24/7 internet access!!!! Yay!! First of all, there we were still frantically trying to put up plaster board (the … Continue reading

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An Ode To A Colombage Cottage in Normandy…

It starts with just a little hole Within a wall or beam You reach out to have a feel Are things really as they seem? You get the ladder to have a look And inspect it with your hand It … Continue reading

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