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Christmas in France with the kids

Christmas in France with the kids

This Christmas we decided to do things a little different and bring Jez’s mum (Jenny) and children over for the holiday. The journey over was a complete nightmare, the planes were delayed, there were strikes at the airports and our suitcases were mislaid. However, the children and Jenny were really excited to arrive at Sentein. … Continue reading

Summer 2007 in Sentein

Summer 2007 in Sentein

We have nearly finished renovating the Ancienne Gendarmerie, we have water, electric, heating and hope to have windows soon.  I love our home in France and we are making plans to live here but need to allow God to work in our lives and show us the path we are to take. This summer we … Continue reading

Our French Friends

Our French Friends

We have met some wonderful people in the Ariege, and been party to many a soiree and fete, in fact we have been treated with the utmost respect and generosity of friendship. I do not know how many people we have met but there was only one occassion where we were not made to feel … Continue reading

L’Ancienne Gendarmerie

L’Ancienne Gendarmerie

We were really taken with L’Ancienne Gendarmerie. We purchased the property and started making several trips over. The people have been very welcoming and we are really trying to make an effort to fit in, which basically means shoppping at the local Tabac, eating and drinking at La Crabere.  French life in sentein is very … Continue reading

Discovering Sentein

Discovering Sentein

So one afternoon, when I wanted to ‘get away from it all’, I suggested to Jez that we should buy a house in France.  We contacted estate agents and arranged a handful of viewings spreading from Perpignan on the east coast, across the Pyrennes towards the west. As usual it was all done on impulse … Continue reading