French Cognac Anyone?

A French Cognac is the perfect conclusion to any fine meal, which is why we chose to taste test at this stopover on our way to visit the vineyards in the Bordeaux Region. Cognac is a town situated along the river in the Charente region […]

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The Croft

Our Holiday Cottage in France Our picturesque gite (holiday cottage) is located in a hamlet about 2 kms from Bussiere-Poitevine, a rural village in the Haute Vienne, central France. The Croft is a 200 year old workers cottage, which has been restored to retain the […]

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Our Life in Australia

Mandurah, Western Australia. Mandurah is a coastal city about one hour south of Perth, the capital of Western Australia.  It is known for its fantastic waterways, large estuary, pristine beaches and lay back lifestyle.  Once a holiday destination, it is now a popular commuter city […]

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Why France?

Pourquoi Pas? Why not? France is a country with rich history, beautiful scenery, amazing architecture and delicious food and wine. On a family holiday to Italy and France about 6 years ago, we stayed in a gite (holiday cottage) in Uzes, south of France. We […]

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Our Country Life in France

Country Life French Style We live in a hamlet on the outskirts of Bussiere-Poitevine, a small village in the Haute Vienne. Our property consists of two houses on half an acre , surrounded by land that is farmed for sheep and the famous Limousin Beef.  The […]

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Saint Emilion

Beautiful Saint Emilion As lovers of good wine, we were thrilled to visit St Emilion, a medieval town 35 kms from Bordeaux and world renowned for it’s vineyards and fabulous wines. St Emilion is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, honoured for its cultural landscape and historical […]

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