Exploring the Dordogne – week 4

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Lucas playing games on the lawn outside Mareuil chateau

This week we have been on a couple of late night drives, these are a great time to look around new villages, when the temperature is cooler and you can see the beautiful sky in a multitude of orange and pinks before a sun set. The sun set looks magnificent against the sunflower fields. On […] Read more…


Exploring the Dordogne – week 3

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D and I looking at the camera, a field of sunflowers behind us

  Last Sunday we went into Verteillac for the Brocante. The whole village was taken over by stalls selling everything from toys, clothes and antiques. Lucas picked up a little car and a knight figure.     On Monday, we ventured into Ribérac. Ribérac is quite a busy town with a few shops and restaurants. […] Read more…


Exploring the Dordogne – week 2

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Mareuil Château

Last week was mainly about finding our feet and getting Lucas settled in, this week we have ventured out a little more.   This week we have visited Mareuil which is 10 minutes from where we are staying. It’s quite a big town but was fairly quiet. We spotted a few restaurants, butchers, bakers, pharmacy, […] Read more…


The ordinary moments #35 – France week 1

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Lucas sat smiling wearing a stripy orange and white poncho with palm trees on

We’ve been in France for a week now. We’ve come over for a couple of months to look around various areas in the Dordogne with a view to buying over here once our house sale completes. This week has been all about relaxing and finding our feet before we start venturing out. We have been […] Read more…


Lucas’ 4th birthday

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Lucas sat looking at the camera wearing a red long sleeve top with an embroidered 4 on it

We’ve been so busy this past week and living in between my parents and our house while we decorate that I’ve not had chance to mention Lucas’ birthday. Lucas is now 4 and he had a great birthday. As an early birthday treat we went to see Lego Movie 2 at the cinema which was […] Read more…