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  1. Hello, remember me? Just thought I would say Hi from sunny France, where we relocated to almost 4 years ago now. The renovations at La Ferme Sauvage are still ongoing - we spent 2 years in a caravan but now have the luxury of a proper bedroom, running water.....................and soon we will be cracking out The Cube & chickening ourselves up once more, I hope. It is Fox central here, so we will have to build a Fort Knox pen to keep the little sods out, as well as making it wild Boar proof...should be interesting While he builds, I crochet....a new skill that has helped my anxiety & general wellbeing an awful lot. I was asked to post a photo of a blanket I made for our new bedroom, so here you go. I know a few of you follow us & our adventures in The Dordogne on Facebook (Hi Christian!) , & it anyone else is interested in what we are up to, here is a link to our Blog page there. https://www.facebook.com/fermesauvage/ A bientot, Sarah x
  2. How lovely to hear from you all Soapdragon, we were back in Henley a couple of weeks ago, just for a flying visit as sadly I lost my Dad, but we were amazed at the changes to Henley. So much new construction & building going on everywhere. I don't know how the roads & car parks will cope with all the extra people & cars. Building is going well. We are living in one huge, completed room, which is our living, kitchen & dining area, but for the moment is our bedroom too. We should be in the new bedroom in a matter of weeks though - it is our spare room long term, but we will use it as a bedroom until the master bedroom is completed. That'll be some months away as first we have to rebuild a barn that was hit by lightening & turn it into Gites to give us some income, mainly so the French government won't chuck us out come Brexit. It is all rather worrying - we have no income but are living on our savings, however they have specified a minimum wage in order to continue living here. To be honest I wouldn't mind if we had to come back, as I miss my daughters horribly & France, although gorgeous & quiet, is not the easiest place to live. Anyhow, we shall see I will try & keep you updated. S x
  3. Hi, remember me? The former moderator who escaped to France, buying a huge Dordogne farmhouse with 17 acres that we have been renovating for the past 3 years? Well, I am finally able to get hens again - I can't tell you how excited I am by this prospect, & am happily looking forward to dusting off my orange Cube. I have a good friend in the next town who breeds Marans & Welsummers, and will certainly be getting some hens from her, as well as some from the local market :-) Still in contact via Facebook with many good friends from my time on the forums, & I am happy to see so many familiar names here still Our Facebook Blog is here, if you are interested. https://www.facebook.com/fermesauvage/
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    One for members of the forum who have been here for a while. If you remember Trish, I am sorry to say that she passed away recently after a short fight against an illness. I had kept in touch with her on Facebook,as had a few other 'older' members. Lovely lady & a prolific poster here when the forum was at its height. I thought some might like to know about this very sad news
  5. I have one, have had it for years - bought it because it is pretty, no other reason. I can't say I have noticed any effects it might have, other than to cast a nice glow in the room it is in.
  6. Oh yes, the bleachy stains of doom I think I just like a fresh new look every so often really, although I do find that the elastic goes in the corners of fitted sheets after a while. I do NOT do white, not with a builder husband!
  7. Goodness I buy new towels, pillows & sheets about once every 2 years. In my defence, the pets use the old ones. I cannot bear thin towels or bobbly, faded sheets. I am thinking of investing in some Devon Duvets wool filled pillows to match our fantastic Duvets, as you can remove & launder the filling, letting it dry in the sun ...... living in a sunnier country now, this really appeals.
  8. Nope! Nearest is a 8 min drive away, down a very steep hill (IE, not walk upable ) I actually REALLY enjoy the seclusion
  9. We sold my little Panda before we went & bout an almost new LHD T5 van, which the husband LOVES but I hate, & refuse to drive. It is huge, imho, & although it is very useful for picking up materials & pulling the big trailer, it is no good for me popping to the shops. I struggle getting into it too, due to a hip problem. In consequence I have not driven for 15 months! I don't miss it - the French are appalling drivers of the 'shut your eyes,put your foot down & hope' variety Maybe I will get a little runaround at some point, but there is no rush. Is there another way to load photos on here now???
  10. Do you use Instagram? I might put a few photos on there if so Look for cinnamonbaysarah
  11. Boooo - it's not on Netflix France We watched Midnight in Paris instead - lovely movie.
  12. Quick update from the beautiful & sunny Dordogne valley. We have only gone & moved into the house! I would post photos but Photobucket is no more (for me anyway) So, photos on the blog page here - lots of the new kitchen.....work is now carrying on so that we have a shower before long - we are using the caravan as a shower block at the moment https://www.facebook.com/fermesauvage/
  13. Ikea sell doors on their own, with soft close hinges. Brian has just fitted ours & he says it is the best engineered kitchen he has ever fitted - it is certainly solid feeling & very smooth. We went for the Bodbyn in Ivory, & bought hammered copper handles from a fab place called K"Ooops, word censored!"bles & Bobbles. There are photos on our Facebook Blog page, La Ferme Sauvage, if anyone is interested
  14. Get one! Just been sat in front of ours for the second time since we moved here a year or so ago - bliss! Photos here. https://www.facebook.com/fermesauvage/
  15. Hi Clare, There is a website for weekday only rentals called Monday to Friday, if my memory serves. I know you have something sorted, but they might have a forum or something?

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