05 June 2017

Not too long to wait.

Not sure if you will have given up on me,
 as Mr France and I have been missing for almost a year,
 only popping in now again.

I'm pleased to say our house hunting has come to an end.
 After driving many thousands of km. we  have finally found our dream house
 in the South west of France, just over a 100 km from where we used to live. 
The terrain is very different, much more open space,

which varies from agricultural to wine growing.

This impressive building is the  Hotel de Ville /Town Hall.
The stone houses in this region are cream in colour,
 very different to the earthy coloured stone  where we used to live.


We have already eaten several times in this very popular small town.
There are lots of restaurants to choose from & plenty of artisan boutiques.
Already the tourists our buying their summer hats.


I'm sure it will become our favourite  place.

This is the river that passes through our village.

We now have  only 6 more weeks to wait until its ours.
However the previous owners are leaving soon to return back to the UK.
so we have been able to arrange for us to rent it before we sign with the Notaire.

I'll be able to let you see some pictures of new house when it belongs to us.
We'll be very busy these next few weeks preparing for our move.
 So until then 
à bientôt
Barbara Lilian


  1. Wonderful to hear from you and happy for your house-hunting success. Lovely photos in this post.

  2. So happy you have found your dream place! And glad to have a post from you! Nice to know all is well. Have a happy summer!

  3. So good to see a post pop up from you! I'm glad you've found a home you can settle into. Looking forward to seeing more!

  4. Glad to hear from you....so exciting a new home....I can't wait to see the pictures ....in a new blog...wishing you good luck...love Ria x ❤️

  5. I'm so happy for the two of you and can't wait to see your dream home…I'm sure it will be nice.

  6. Good to see a post from you! How exciting to have a new home to make new memories, and post new stories too! I'll look forward to the next chapter!

  7. Oh Barbara I have been missing you. So glad you have found your dream spot. It looks amazing and so beautiful. Hope once you are settled in you will be back to sharing your special self with us. Hugs!

  8. Dear Barbara
    What a thrill - lovely for you both to be settled once more and able to unpack!
    House buying can be such a stressful process at our age - however you're both looking happy which is a good sign!
    Summer is the best time to move too!
    Looking forward to the first little peak of your new home.
    It's lovely to see you back😘
    I'm still on a blog break and in the midst of preparations for our daughters return.
    Our little house will be bulging at the seams when our numbers increase from two to seven - we can't wait!

  9. So glad to hear from you!! Exciting news! Can't wait to see your pictures!

  10. Know you are busy with the move - looking forward to seeing pix of your new home.
    Wish I could be there in France too!!!!!

    Mary x

  11. I was going through my blog list and saw yours, and thought I'd stop by to let you know that I'm thinking of you! It has been awhile, and I so hope that all is well with you in your corner of the world!

  12. Hope you are settled in and all is well in your new home.


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