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"A house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul."
~ Phillip Moffitt
"He who wants to warm himself in old age must build a fireplace in his youth."
~ German proverb
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Category Archives: The Project
Breezy’s Aunt and Uncle from came all the way from Australia and stayed with us at the barn for 3 nights. Frank & Judith braved the outdoor shower and the food for the duration. Adventures included; rabbit, chicken and chorizzo … Continue reading
We are now into the last couple of weeks before we head off to Italy on a road trip. We have got loads done this summer even with our reduced time here. There is, however, an increasing list of things … Continue reading
Andy Baird has been a skiing client of ours in the chalet in Chamonix for over ten years now and this year he came to visit us in the Pyrenees with his family. They are staying at the Auberge in … Continue reading
Looking back you occasionally remember life changing moments. Like when you got a colour TV (for those of a certain vintage). Some life changing moments here at the barn have been things like the fridge, being able to keep food … Continue reading
For the second year we have been invited to the Hunt and Fishing Lunch in the marquee in the village. As an a-political and free meal it gets a good turnout. About 150 people from all over the valley sit … Continue reading
So far this summer, apart from Nicole and her family we have had a handfull of folk over to eat and some have stopped overnight. Last week we had Clive and his family over for the evening. We chose an … Continue reading
We now have 3 buildings. The later Breezy has dubbed “The Man Cave”. We have a roof of about 7 varieties of sedum and the bast thing is that we no longer have any scrap wood in the main barn. … Continue reading
The start point was Port de Lers at 1517m equipped with a packed lunch, map, compass, camera and binoculars. We ascended from the carpark north as per normal to gain the ridge to the Pic des Trois Seigneurs. The weather … Continue reading
The days are busy whatever the weather. We have lists. Lists of indoor things to do; outdoor things; internet things; food ideas for the winter; new recipes to try out; walks to do; emails to send. The tables are covered … Continue reading