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Wow, it is beautiful down here, quite different to the Loire region, it is quite rural with the rugged Pyrenees in the background and bordering Spain. Diana's forefathers came from the south of France so we drove 6 hrs to Buzy near Pau to stay and get the feel of her great grandfather's place. We had a quick look around the very close knitted communities then checked into our b&b. We stayed in a b&b La Maïnade which had rooms and also provided dinner. Sitting at ...
... call it 'planing de l'eau?' The lady in the Pattiserie I was temporarily heading for seemed a little unnerved.
I didn't bring 2 bikes all this way not to use them, so today I booked a pitch for the night at L'ocean camping. It's their first day open for the season and there's only one other van here. If there's 2 sharing the shower cubicle tonight I'll be asking some questions. Headed off in a monsoon to ...
... thought to include that touch of historical reality into the program.
Now, as we prepare to leave here in a few days time, I can't help but think what this place once was and what it could be. The owners have their work cut out for them, trying to manage it from the other side of the country.
Here's a story about the owners that explained much of the background.
... all have of the French cafe culture?
We ended up coming home to our own pretty horrible instant coffee which did NOT do those lovely croissants justice!
End of digression.
Next obstacle--communicating with the neighbours.
We decided that one of our priorities should be making the garden safe. It's a pretty big piece of land and must be a real problem keeping under control.
The couple who were house-sitiing here before us in ...
... library on the ground floor, and becomes a wet room on the 1st floor, and a mysterious locked room leading up to the roof top on the 2nd.
The rooms open on to each other with vast armoires, cabinets and pianolas furnishing different rooms.
There are some good photos of the interior on this website:
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/overseas-pro perty/property-51452627.html/svr/3110;j ...