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Sizzling Summer Sun


Phew its been so hot here in Fayssac over the last few weeks, so I’m happy to report summer has officially started. The kids have broken up from school and France has begun to shut down for July and August, mind you its not really open for business most of the rest of the time, which is probably why I like it here so much.

We attended our first apero concert of the summer at Perye Rose last Wednesday. It was so lovely to see the vineyard again and the lovely owner Astrid; she and her sons make you feel so welcome. Friends gather, drink wine, listen to music, eat great food and catch up on all that’s happened over the last week.


The views are stunning.


And the sunsets are beautiful.


Back at Maison Murier we have been busy working in the loft creating new bedrooms and bathrooms [blog post to follow on that], and in the garden we have been creating a roundabout in our driveway.

Our dear cousin Sheri bought us an olive tree, and we have used it as a feature in the centre.


IMG_8242The fields are awash with wild flowers and butterflies.


And the sunflowers have started to flower in droves, creating a sea of bright yellow, truly a site that should be experienced.



Our first summer visitors have arrived to relax and soak up the suns rays.

Hello summer, don’t rush by too quickly.

Happy weekend everyone.


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Dog walking and Wild flowers…

I walk Barnaby Pickles as early as I can these days as the sun is so hot past 9am.

The sunflowers on the field just below our garden are just beginning to go over and will slowly droop and decay until they are brown husks. Kev hates them when they get to that stage. But for now they continue to give us a sea of yellow even if tinged with sunburnt orange bits.


It amazes me how many wild flowers still manage to survive and thrive in the heat of summer. I saw these beautiful wild sweet peas today peering through the grass all proud and colourful.


Have a lovely day everyone.


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Raindrops & Butterflies and Pussy Cats Tales…..

After a quick trip to London for work I came back to rain, rain and yes you guessed it even more rain, April is going out with more than a few showers. Mind you they do pass over quite quickly with dramatic effect.


Miel continues to amuse us all with her antics, she has discovered the storage boxes in the stables and thinks they are  great to play hide and seek in.


She has also claimed her new favourite place to sit… our playstation box her favourite programme is The Good Wife.




I made a new friend when i popped down to pick up the mail from the post box, i offered him some factor 50 but he declined.


The one thing about all the rain and sun, it has made our garden grow like crazy, we have a lovely show of irises at the moment, the flower heads are huge and they smell divine.

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All the wild flowers have attracted swarms of beautiful butterflies, i have never seen so many.


They are attracted to the array of bright colourful flowers, i do love the spring its such a fabulous season, full of promise for what lies ahead the rest of the year.


The Cow Parsley is growing knee high and the buttercups are washing the fields with a yellow haze.


The trees have all lost their blossoms now, being replaced with tiny fruits which will swell and offer up lots of tasty treats later in the summer. The wild fig trees are bursting with fruit.



What a fabulous week and what a fabulous place we live in. Lets see what May brings us.

Happy Mayday everyone.

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