Hameau Bassinaud

You know that feeling when you see something, a pair of shoes, a shirt or just what you want on a restaurant menu? That’s what it felt like when we first saw Bassinaud. It’s a two-hour drive from our rental in Haute-Vienne, most of it on roads we’d travelled before, but once we’d got beyond... Continue Reading →

Searching for Shangri-La

When we decided to move to France we realised that the days of buying a three-bedroom house with a couple of acres of land in a picturesque French village for about €30,000 were long gone. The influx of newly ‘wealthy’ Brits, with equity in their UK homes burning a hole in their pockets, that took... Continue Reading →

Anti-social distancing

It’s been a while since I posted on this blog; nearly two years; so I’ve a lot to catch up on. Some of the reasons you can probably guess… though I can’t really use a worldwide pandemic as an excuse as being furlough from work gave me ample opportunities. Mostly it was an overwhelming sense... Continue Reading →

This time next year!

If all goes according to plan, this time next year we’ll be less than a month away from moving to France. My retirement date is pencilled for my 57th birthday in late August whilst La Reine’s current contract comes to an end at around the same time. If we’re very lucky we’ll have sold our... Continue Reading →

French Property News

Some great publicity for the blog this week with an appearance in the October issue of French Property News. I responded to a tweet requesting personal experiences and lo and behold there we are on page 7 with a link to this blog! The blog seems to have gone down well so far having been... Continue Reading →

Why wait?

Anyone who has been following this blog will know that our plan is to move to France in 2020, at the earliest. Why, given the uncertainty around at the moment, don’t we do it sooner you might ask? It’s a good question so here are just some of the answers… The biggest reason is our... Continue Reading →

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