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Renovating the dream - The build

Whatever your project, large or small here are a few of the crucial elements,tips and tricks to see you through your build. Having carefully selected your building…

Obtaining Quotes; do's and don'ts - this is where your project succeeds or fails.

Congratulations!  You've got plans, consent and are, by now, very keen to start turning your dreams into reality. The tendency is to get this stage done and dusted as quickly as…

Hope Association Twice-Yearly Booksale

It's nearly time for the twice-yearly Hope Association booksale in Clussais-La-Pommeraie (79190). The association are looking for help getting the books out from Tuesday 9th May, getting…

First cuckoos

I heard my first cuckoo of spring last Thursday, and another one this morning. The warmer mornings have been much welcome for me, although I would appreciate…

An interim radar report ....

Our paws stumble over the keys this evening, so months and months out of practice are we, but we will give it our best, as always, even…

Telephones, t'Internet and a long length of string

Are there jungle drums beating out there?  Is there a really, really long length of string attached to some grapevine outside our garden walls?  A grapevine that…

Probiotic yogurt and drinks (What you should know)

  Hello, and welcome once again to my blog. This weeks article is an in-depth look at probiotic yogurts and drinks that claim to benefit our health…

AVOCADOS (The healthiest food on the planet, and why)

Hello, and welcome once again to my blog! This week I am going to be talking about the amazing health benefits of avocados, and why we should…

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