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Sunday 10 January – into the swing of 2016!

We hope you have settled into the routines of 2016 and suspect that Christmas and New Year festivities seem a long time ago!! We have had a relatively quiet week as the poor weather has prevented us making any progress on the garden work although we were able to take down all the Christmas decorations…

BDG on Huelgoat Bridge

Sunday 03 January – Bonne année

Happy New Year. David and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous New Year wherever you were and whatever you did.  We especially hope that you haven’t been impacted by the terrible weather and flooding that has occurred in the UK. This was our first year in France and Kergudon, and the…

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Monday 21 December – Joyeux Noël

This week’s efforts have been focussed principally on getting Priory and Kergudon ready for Christmas. While it really doesn’t feel like Christmas time as the weather has been anything like wintery, putting up so many decorations and having our first Christmas dinner, albeit not turkey, has started to get us in the mood. As we…

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Sunday 13 December

When I wrote last week’s blog we hadn’t seen the extent of the damage caused in the north west of England and especially areas of Cumbria and Glenridding in the Lake District. This is a town that David and I know well from our annual trips there with David’s Dad and friends and it is…

Trees from North Before

Sunday 6th December – Advent Calendars Counting Down

This week started much as last week concluded – with considerable back pain and confined to the house! This was really frustrating as the weather continued to be ideal to work outside and I really don’t like sitting around doing nothing when there is so much that we need to do … Thankfully I was…

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Sunday 29th November – A less active week …

Last week’s blog suggested that this week’s work will depend as much on weather as it did on my back recovering. The good news is that my back did feel much better on Monday and Tuesday morning which allowed me to continue with some of the tasks we needed to do however, on Tuesday afternoon…

Gardening Gloves

Sunday 22nd November

We have been enjoying the Channel 4 series ‘Restoring Britain’s Landmarks’ covering the work of the Landmark Trust in the UK which sadly concluded today. As supporters of such organisations (I have been a member of the National Trust since my parents gifted me a membership over 25 years ago) we are fascinated by the…

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Sunday 15th November

I think, before I write this week’s blog, that it is worth taking a couple of minutes to mention the terrible events that took place in Paris on Friday night. This blog is not intended to be political in any way, nor have I chosen to use it to express, what my friends would I’m…

Granary Western Wall

Sunday 8th November – Remembrance Sunday

If I’m being honest, I’m feeling a little fragile as I write this although this is about the best I’ve felt all day. I’m not requesting any sympathy as my condition is all totally self-inflicted after a fun and very late night last night. This week has been much more varied weather-wise than last and…