avatarSpring At Last!

After 3 months of ghastly weather, the sun has come out in force and Nature is rapidly catching up on lost time. The daffodils can finally stand up (no snow), our Florida turtle has come out of her winter hiding … Continue reading

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avatarProgress At Last! Thank you Sarah and Tamar!

By popular request here is  photo of myself and Bolivia, my 7 year old dressage horse (KWPN 7 years old by Don Kennedy (Donnerhall)) doing a reasonable walk pirouette. Many thanks to Sarah Casanova my trainer and Tamar my Alexander … Continue reading

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avatarHAPPY NEW YEAR!

Bruno, William and Diana wish a Very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to All! A big THANK YOU to Martha Kolodziej who created this wonderful painting of the Château for Bruno and to the Wasinta Family and friends who … Continue reading

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avatarCongratulations Sonia and Laurent!

Congratulations to Laurent and Sonia who were married last Saturday and celebrated here at the chateau with 20 family and friends. The menu included a trio of home made foie gras with fig chutney, scallops with leeks and cepes (from … Continue reading

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avatarA Taste of Normandy

If you need a Christmas present idea for someone who understands French look out for “A Table! en Normandie” a mouthwatering cookery book by Marie Le  Goaziou and Franck Schmitt published by  Éditions Ouest France. Featuring over 100 beautifully illustrated … Continue reading

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avatarThings to do In November

If you’re tired of hiking and cycling around the hundred’s of kilometres of walks and ways around the area, rendez-vous on the local tourist office web site for information about things to do in November – unfortunately in French only  … Continue reading

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avatarIn the hands of Tamar Sarfati

Yesterday I had my usual twice-monthly Alexander Technique lesson with Tamar (see photo of me on a better day!). I was such a ball of tightened muscles that it was difficult to work properly but we got there in the … Continue reading

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avatarA Little Bit of Magic!

Please meet our most recent arrival, Mina, a 5-week oldish kitten found abandoned on a near-by forest road during Halloween night. She is black from the tip of her nose to the end of her tail, has the most beautiful … Continue reading

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avatarSPOT THE LITTLE DEVILS!

Many thanks to Anthéa and Valentine who helped frighten us for Halloween.

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avatarKIDS PROGRAMME FOR ALL SAINTS HOLIDAYS

Wonderful programme here for kids over the holidays – see the local tourist office web site for details  – www.tourisme-avre-eure-iton.fr

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