Granary Garden before demolition (West)

Sunday 1st November – Autumn (apparently)

Apparently it became November today – thankfully someone hasn’t told the weather as this weekend has been warmer than most of last August was! Today I was working in the garden and felt the need to remove my top it was so warm, and I was doing something pretty physical. The weather earlier in the…

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After a long absence we’re back …

We’re back! I’m sorry if you’ve missed reading our weekly blog – I like to kid myself that there is an army of readers who sit poised in great anticipation of my weekly missive! The reason for radio silence over the last 6 weeks is a combination of not being at Kergudon for a number…

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Sunday 13th September

Like the UK, the position of the Atlantic jet stream has had a significant impact on our weather this summer. While we may not exactly be enjoying an ‘Indian Summer’ now, after a disappointing August, September is thus far turning out to be a rather better month weather-wise which has allowed us to get out…

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Sunday 6th September – Off Season Activities – Fly Fishing

Another 2 weeks have passed and I’m afraid no blog last Sunday. If the old adage ‘if you want a job doing give it to a busy person’ is true then I’m not sure what my lack of a blog last week says about what we are doing now! While looking back I may not…

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Tuesday(!) 25th August

Another busy week behind us which, while still technically summer, has seen anything but summery weather. We feel very disappointed for our guests who have come to enjoy time spent on holiday and, as this is such a beautiful part of the world, generally outside. That hasn’t been consistently possible for much of the summer…

Monday 17 August – A non-renovation focussed life ….

I did start writing this yesterday with every intention of posting on Sunday and reverting to my previous routine however, better late than never … I said in my last blog, 2 week’s ago, that we were in a position with phase 1 renovations complete and guests in all our gîtes, that we couldn’t do…

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Monday 3rd August – Phase 1 Renovations Complete

My regular readers will have noticed that I did not post a blog last night. Well, perhaps not both readers, but if you missed it my apologies. However, there was good reason as I felt it was more appropriate that I blog today as we reach the fantastic milestone having completed ‘phase 1’ renovations in…

Sunday 26th July – Granary Complete – Just

In last week’s blog I was unsure if there was only 1 week’s worth of work left to complete Granary (in reality we had 5 days left) and, if so, how fine we would be cutting things. Now, I know the answer to both these questions. There was more than a week’s worth of work…

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Sunday 19 July – One Week to Complete Granary

One week closer to guests arriving in Granary and can I honestly say that there is only a week’s worth of work left? I’m not entirely sure …!! It has certainly been a busy week of work and we’ve made progress – which I will detail later – but, having previously said we should complete…