Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
Quantity:
Subtotal
Taxes
Shipping
Total
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart

My Blog

Blog

22 December 2019

Posted on December 22, 2019 at 7:02 AM
Another year gone with ever increasing rapidity! Where did it go, I'm sure we all ask ourselves.

Ours has been busy and eventful, weddings, births, deaths, even more health issues, but mainly enjoyable yet again with our constant stream of wonderful guests into our B&B.

People come from all over the world to stay in Normandy and luckily for us our accommodation suits a lot of them. We have met more lovely people, had laughs, fun, drinks (of course) and shared our cultures and experiences.

Not only have we had lovely paying guests but lots of friends from the UK and further a field who come and spend a few days at a time. It's the best part of having a big house! Teresa and Andy were the surprise visitors after not having seen each other for 10 years!

in 2020 are looking forward to seeing another group of friends form Australia and the UK, a couple of whom we have not seen for more than 16 years!

We still have Workawayers come to help from spring until winter mainly in the garden as, as we are aging, it's all becoming a bit too much for us.

We decided to cut down the work in the garden this year and let all the sloping banks grow wild nd only cut the flat areas. It was wonderful, don't know why we hadn't done it before. the long grasses and wild flowers encouraged bees and butterflies and all kinds of insects. We also planted a whole strip of wildflowers where we would normally have had dahlias. That was a spectacular display of beautiful colours and species and equally attracted all the little beasties. Geoff reduced the size of the vegetable patch by half and created raised beds, which not only looks lovely, but is so much easier to manage. And actually we had about the same crop of veg. (Brussel sprouts have been frosted and in time for Christmas).

During the year we worked slowly on the area of the house which had not been touched in the 11 years we have been here. We have created another ensuite bedroom giving us six! It was a labour of love and undoubtedly the best room we, actually Geoff almost single handed, have built, certainly the best bathroom. It just has to be furnished and will probably become the master bedroom.

We also started renovating a very derelict Gypsy caravan we acquired 3 years ago. The weather turned cold and it wasn't possible to finish it, but come spring we'll be out there again. I just love doing all the lovely decorative work, have bought the essential sign writing tools and will start the detail in warmer weather.

And the most important thing we did was to welcome our new puppy Loupie into our home. She's a medium German Spitz and adorable, now we have two adorable dogs. Loupie got her name because a French neighbour, seeing her for the first time at 4 months, said she looked like "un petit Loup", Loup is the word for wolf in French, so it seemed a silly appropriate name for this beautiful little fluff ball. To date she is eight and half months old and has just about stopped growing. Freddie was nonplussed by her at first and regarded her as an irritant, but now they are great friends and play beautifully together, except when she steals his frisbee and runs away with it.

Well, that's just a simple precis of our year and we are looking forward to 2020 to entertaining all those who wish to visit our lovely home, new guests, old guests, current friends and hopefully new friends! 

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Healthy New year, despite the crazy politics going on all over the world. 

Just remember to love each other, be kind and thoughtful and take care of our fragile planet.

Categories: The end of another lovely year at La Ferme

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

5360 Comments

Reply eleode
8:52 PM on May 19, 2022 
eleode 341c3170be https://facethai.net/upload/files/2022/05/leFbsjHHEwoNrnco1FAQ_16
_65fe9c5b84a4db62a6585124edf939c7_file.pdf
https://workschool.ru/upload/files/2022/05/kRkQ4YTRHWoFCcN5Cviy_1
6_a3c728eca1ea71042cc6ae8efcd4ab36_file.pdf
https://favooh.com/upload/files/2022/05/7GFxt7ENHDsQmLMlIkut_16_1
e5fbf6a17f87f7aae5fed817b269d23_file.pdf
https://catbuzzy.com/upload/files/2022/05/d928u4LiWLKHGGIhWQRd_16
_945d9d0bb0d060cc6fd2accfaa1a667c_file.pdf
https://naamea.org/upload/files/2022/05/5qcocWJQpa5yjeEAsFBh_16_9
45d9d0bb0d060cc6fd2accfaa1a667c_file.pdf
https://estalink.fun/upload/files/2022/05/ZGgSNbCh5nlXH5QzMvKv_16
_945d9d0bb0d060cc6fd2accfaa1a667c_file.pdf
https://go.famuse.co/upload/files/2022/05/FiqPqpWf91oqe9ananbf_16
_945d9d0bb0d060cc6fd2accfaa1a667c_file.pdf
https://shapshare.com/upload/files/2022/05/QxS6Mubgus7q89eg1SzL_1
6_1e5fbf6a17f87f7aae5fed817b269d23_file.pdf
https://www.an.uy/upload/files/2022/05/8bhxXrf4vkclaGwecnVF_16_1e
5fbf6a17f87f7aae5fed817b269d23_file.pdf
https://x-streem.com/upload/files/2022/05/MEVEKIpBZoGgPgFC8Ak5_16
_662cfdfdc160032d74ea85054a26471e_file.pdf
Reply eleode
8:54 PM on May 19, 2022 
eleode 341c3170be https://tripnote.jp/af/r?v=PC&un=article_detail_destination_merch
andise&did=5152&aid=7280&a=booking&u=https://x-streem.com/upload/
files/2022/05/MEVEKIpBZoGgPgFC8Ak5_16_662cfdfdc160032d74ea85054a2
6471e_file.pdf
Reply curry 7 shoes
6:04 PM on May 21, 2022 
I am also writing to let you know what a exceptional encounter our daughter found viewing the blog. She realized so many details, including how it is like to possess a great coaching character to have many others completely fully understand a variety of complex things. You truly did more than people's desires. I appreciate you for providing those beneficial, safe, explanatory and in addition easy guidance on the topic to Jane.
curry 7 shoes http://www.curry7shoes.us
Reply kevin durant shoes
6:35 PM on May 22, 2022 
I am glad for commenting to make you be aware of what a fantastic experience my friend's girl experienced viewing your webblog. She learned many pieces, which include what it's like to have an incredible helping style to make certain people clearly thoroughly grasp chosen tricky matters. You actually did more than readers' desires. I appreciate you for showing the productive, trusted, revealing and as well as easy thoughts on the topic to Emily.
kevin durant shoes http://www.kevindurantshoes.us.com
Reply Markinvon
11:47 AM on May 23, 2022 
synthroid medicine in india
Reply Paulinvon
3:12 PM on May 23, 2022 
stromectol tablets uk
Reply Wiminvon
6:36 PM on May 23, 2022 
metformin online prescription
Reply Booinvon
8:39 PM on May 23, 2022 
prescription albuterol
Reply yeezy 380
4:59 PM on May 24, 2022 
I precisely had to thank you very much yet again. I do not know the things I would have sorted out in the absence of those creative ideas contributed by you about that theme. It became a real terrifying issue for me personally, but noticing a new skilled style you treated it took me to leap over joy. I am just grateful for this support and thus trust you really know what a great job your are getting into teaching the mediocre ones by way of a web site. Probably you've never met any of us.
yeezy 380 http://www.yeezyboost380.us.com
Reply steph curry shoes
10:57 PM on May 24, 2022 
I and also my buddies have already been digesting the best strategies located on your website and instantly developed a horrible suspicion I had not thanked the web blog owner for those strategies. All the women had been glad to read through them and now have definitely been loving those things. Appreciation for simply being well considerate and for utilizing this kind of exceptional subject matter millions of individuals are really needing to understand about. My personal honest regret for not expressing appreciation to sooner.
steph curry shoes http://www.stephcurryshoes.com
Reply kyrie irving shoes
4:26 PM on May 25, 2022 
I'm just writing to make you be aware of what a terrific encounter my friend's daughter had going through your webblog. She figured out numerous things, which included what it's like to have an incredible teaching spirit to get certain people easily gain knowledge of selected tricky topics. You actually surpassed people's expectations. Thank you for imparting such great, dependable, revealing and even cool tips about this topic to Evelyn.
kyrie irving shoes http://www.kyrieirving-shoes.us.com
Reply giannis shoes
4:26 PM on May 25, 2022 
I want to express my thanks to you for rescuing me from such a setting. Just after researching through the world-wide-web and meeting solutions which are not pleasant, I figured my entire life was gone. Being alive without the presence of approaches to the difficulties you've fixed as a result of your entire site is a serious case, and those which could have negatively affected my career if I had not encountered your site. Your main know-how and kindness in playing with every part was useful. I'm not sure what I would have done if I hadn't discovered such a stuff like this. I can also at this time relish my future. Thanks so much for your high quality and effective help. I won't hesitate to suggest your blog post to anyone who should have guide about this problem.
giannis shoes http://www.giannisantetokounmposhoes.us
Reply curry 7 shoes
4:26 PM on May 25, 2022 
I truly wanted to develop a quick word in order to express gratitude to you for some of the superb steps you are giving on this website. My time consuming internet investigation has finally been paid with reliable insight to share with my neighbours. I 'd tell you that most of us readers actually are rather lucky to live in a decent community with very many marvellous individuals with great concepts. I feel truly grateful to have seen your site and look forward to plenty of more entertaining moments reading here. Thanks once more for all the details.
curry 7 shoes http://www.curry7shoes.us
Reply off white t shirt
4:27 PM on May 25, 2022 
I simply had to say thanks all over again. I'm not certain what I could possibly have sorted out without the secrets discussed by you regarding such a question. It previously was a real traumatic concern for me, but finding out a skilled form you processed the issue forced me to weep over fulfillment. I'm just thankful for your help and as well , believe you know what an amazing job you are carrying out instructing many people all through your webblog. Most probably you've never got to know any of us.
off white t shirt https://www.offwhitesoutlet.com
Reply off white x nike
4:27 PM on May 25, 2022 
A lot of thanks for your own hard work on this blog. Gloria takes pleasure in working on investigation and it is simple to grasp why. My partner and i notice all relating to the powerful manner you create valuable thoughts by means of this web blog and even invigorate contribution from others on that situation so our own child is in fact discovering so much. Have fun with the remaining portion of the year. Your conducting a great job.
off white x nike http://www.nikexoffwhite.com
Reply jordan shoes
4:27 PM on May 25, 2022 
Thank you a lot for giving everyone an exceptionally pleasant possiblity to read critical reviews from this blog. It's usually so fantastic and as well , packed with a lot of fun for me and my office peers to visit your site really three times every week to read through the newest guides you have. Not to mention, I am at all times happy for the stunning tricks you serve. Selected 2 tips in this posting are truly the best we have all ever had.
jordan shoes http://www.jordansshoes.us.org