Let the Games begin!!

K: The prologue to our new book (so much bigger than a chapter, this) began this afternoon with our agent, Laurette’s sparkling words “I am thrilled to be able to tell you….”

After an excruciating week, the selling brothers and sisters finally accepted our second offer, which coincidentally was our maximum offer. We are soon to be the extraordinarily proud, excited and terrified owners of a former wine maker’s farm in Fayssac, in the south west of France.

Fayssac

I want to start off by giving a massive apology to several people around me (most of all my poor suffering mother) for being a major grumpy pain in the back side. I think I reached a new low this week, and it’s not somewhere I want to go again. The lack of direction and control was too much for me and I let a darkness win. I hope you’ll all be happy to know that it dispersed, and mum managed to snap me back in line with a well-deserved telling off email this morning.

It also looks like we’ve managed to sort out our temporary London accommodation problem. To the dog-hating agent at Conrad Fox, dog-owners can rent when they have a network of supportive friends (who know they’ll benefit from a week or two by a pool in the sunshine eventually!) Emily & Ed (of the distinguished building and decorating company edwardseago.com) are moving to north London in July & will rent their south London pad out – initially to us. And luckily, they love Barnaby!

We need a little bit of help now… What do we call our new home & enterprise? We are putting it out to all our lovely friends and readers – please send us some suggestions. Something French preferably, fitting, and elegant. Thinking caps on please! A week in one of our gites (when they’re done in 5 years!) for the winner.

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3 thoughts on “Let the Games begin!!

  1. Mon dieu! Too too fabulous. And Bromley-bound too, fab, Barnabite loves that park.

    As for names …. Les Grand Geigeurs? No wait, that’s yours. Le Place Pickle? Chateau Barnaby? Chez Recoin? Folie Maison? Le Nid? Trois Sources? Gai Sejour? Fixair Uppair?

  2. goldenfinni

    I’m sure I speak for all your readers, by uttering a heartfelt sigh of relief for you both. The Waiting Game in house offer-ings, as those that have played it know only too well, is one of the grittiest games in the Playground of Life – Well Done for Surviving it, and what’s more, for Winning to Boot! Absolutely marvellous, and chuffed to bits for your future happiness at… now to the Naming Game – a much nicer one to play! Fayssac Fabuleux? Rester Mousseux? Château Cornichons? Chez Cornichons? Bienvenue Chez Nous? Fayssac Folly?… (même, Fayssac Folle !!)

  3. How about

    “Champ de Rêves”??

    Jumped straight into my head when I saw the photos

    Gill & Trevor

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