Sunday 4 September – Barrels of Fun

Last week’s blog said that, with our friends having departed back to the UK, I would be able to make some good progress on our projects and pick up the hedge cutting task.  Yes and no! The extended dry period we have had this year has well and truly ended with last week being one…

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Sunday 28 August – We’re still alive!

I cannot believe that it has been 4 weeks since I last wrote a blog.  I did say that I am far more productive in the periods outside of the high season and that is certainly true this year. We have been very fortunate to have all of the accommodation full for the whole of…

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Sunday 31 July – The Perfect Location

Last week’s blog was solely about the fires we had experienced in the Monts D’Arrée and their impact on the area. Thankfully this week has been much less dramatic – although 3 fire engines driving at speed down Hent Gorreker with their blue lights flashing at 2300 yesterday caused some concern!  We couldn’t see where…

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Sunday 24 July – Hotter Property

I titled last week’s blog ‘Hot Property’ based on the, rather brilliant, news that we had made a list of the top 25 gîtes and villas to stay in Northern France in The Times Weekend section.  It also reflected that we were enjoying (enduring?!) a record-breaking heatwave.  We didn’t realise that the property risked getting…

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Sunday 17 July – Hot Property

I think I have to acknowledge that I am far more productive in the spring, autumn and winter months hence me not having blogged since 26th June. This is partly because there are far too many distractions in the summer (some more valid than others and I don’t need too much to distract me!); partly…

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Sunday 26 June – Make and Mend

Re-reading last week’s blog, which I always do before writing a new one, I see that I made an error with the date.  For some reason I believed it was 22nd June last Sunday and not the 16th.  How I got this idea I don’t know but, if it were the 22nd, I probably still…

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Sunday 22 June – Scorchi – eau

You may have seen that I didn’t blog last week.  When I don’t write, it is generally for one of a few reasons.  Either we are away from Kergudon; I am so focussed on a particular project and working to a tight deadline that I haven’t had the chance; or I have achieved very little…

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Sunday 5 June – Back to Work

Apologies for not writing a blog last week.  I had said at the end of the previous one that we would reward ourselves with a couple of days of light duties having completed Granary.  Those couple of days have become closer to a couple of weeks – although not entirely by choice! It is often…

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Sunday 22 May – Now – Now

Well, we made it.  And, unusually for us, we completed the work the day before the gîte’s first guests arrived! In last week’s blog I was reasonably confident that we were well on-track to have Granary ready without having to work through the night at any stage – which we did for its first refurbishment…

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Sunday 15 May – Now the Then

Traditional Breton self catering Brittany and location maison Finistère

You are likely to be aware that my efforts for the last few weeks have been refurbishing Granary after a full re-wire.  I now have 6 days left before we have guests arriving so there is a firm deadline, which is probably a good thing! This week has been very productive again so I am…

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