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Travel Blogs from Miramont-de-Guyenne
... Having built the business up, got the chalet into a good state of repair and turn key ready, it’s time to consider downsizing and retiring properly I think. It will take us years to sell, I have no doubt, so we may as well start trying now. Maybe we will find the original little farmhouse and barn we set out to buy, who knows. But don’t worry, it will be big enough for all you ski bunnies to still come and stay.
This season has been ...
We spent 2 weeks with wonderful family friends Jacqui and Jean-Michel. Thank you so much for your hospitality, we really enjoyed seeing you both again. Until Australia!
We did many day trips exploring the region. It's the heart of prehistoric man and wine and food!
Hope you enjoy the pics!
... but slightly different in style and service. We dined on foie gras and oysters and pigeon and pork. We walked to a huge Gothic Cathedral built in the 1100's where an organist was displaying his skills surrounded by students giving close attention to his every move on the keyboard.
Tomorrow is a hot tub day at Red Shutters and then on to tea at our landlords.
We've attached food and scenery and old town pictures.
Love from your French travel ducks. D & S
... way forward. An adviser with unconditional support. Imagine Woody Allen humanising the device and being victimised by it.
We stayed in, fois gras and onion confit, bread and wine. Jan got a wicked sweet from the patisserie.
Bruno chatted, and came and went, as we occupied the lounge. He offered his homemade cassis and plum brandy strong enough to cure bronchial pneumonia in a ten ton elephant ... I didn't inhale, ...
... are eight gardeners.
Hedges of box, hornbeam and yew divide spaces. Architecturally arranged geometric patterns abound, lyrical water features ... mirror ponds, fountains from sculpted frogs. Hedged rooms for lovers complete with candle holders, clothes racks and a bench. Japanese gates, Chinese pagodas, it goes on, a stunning walk for some time. The high point is a white garden, roses, dahlias etc in symmetrical clipped hedges ... that ...