A new start – one week to go

In 8 days time we should be at the Notaire’s office in Apt, on the verge of signing the final paperwork ‘Acte Authentique’ for our new house in the Vaucluse. As you can probably imagine things are a bit frantic at home as we are trying to get everything ready to take with us in the … More A new start – one week to go

Sometimes Good Things Fall Apart – the house hunt continues

Sometimes things crop up in a time-line on Twitter or Facebook, which just strike a chord with me and that was certainly the case this week when I saw this: When our first efforts at buying a house in France fell apart, just before signing the Compromis de Vente, we were absolutely gutted and it would have … More Sometimes Good Things Fall Apart – the house hunt continues

Back to the House-Hunting …..every cloud has a silver lining!

We’ve now stopped ranting about what happened last week with the French house purchase and dusted ourselves down a bit. We’re still very disappointed with what the Agents described as process that was far from ‘correcte’ on the part of the vendor, but as we see it we are left with 3 options, stay bitter … More Back to the House-Hunting …..every cloud has a silver lining!

Lock, Stock & Barrel or a Foot in Both Camps

What seemed like a simple decision a few days ago, perhaps is slightly more complicated than we first thought (particularly as my husband’s cycling shorts have now finally dried out!!) Don’t get me wrong the lure of living in the Luberon is huge, fuelled by the thought of sunshine, cycling (without getting soaked to the … More Lock, Stock & Barrel or a Foot in Both Camps

Decision Made

I currently live in a stunning village that nestles on the side of Dartmoor just inside the National Park. I realise that I am very lucky, in that we have an incredible community with lots going on from a Community Cafe & Cricket Club through to regular Pilates (a twice weekly beasting by a great local instructor … More Decision Made