La Petite Maison at Moulin du Pont

This 200-year-old cottage is nestled in the midst of sunflower fields and rolling hills. Recently refurbished, modern appliances and new furnishings complement the many original features the building offers and create a comfortable space for up to 6 adults. This is a place that allows you to get away from the hustle and bustle. Explore…

Spaghetti Head: the perfect summer read

Spaghetti Head is a new novel written by local author, Sarah Tyley. Quirky, funny, sad, it addresses issues of modern womanhood, environmental devastation and the impact of technological advances on our freedom, relationships and mental health – and makes you think about what life really would be like if women ruled the world.   I…

The migration of the grue

Today has been a beautiful day here in South West France. The sun shone, the sky was blue – and we were treated to a visual and audio display from the grue that were making their annual trip back up north. Grue (cranes) have a wingspan of two metres making them one of the largest…

We are LGBT-friendly

We signed up to Misterb&b this morning – the gay-friendly rental service that is similar to Airb&b. Misterb&b was launched in 2014 after its co-founder Matthieu Jost had had several uncomfortable experiences renting accommodation where the owners had not been very welcoming. It provides gay men with a list of places that are accepting of…

Local Top 3: restaurants

First up in our new “Local Top 3” series has to be food-related. After all, we are in France – cuisine is so ingrained in its culture that in 2010 French gastronomy was added by UNESCO to its list of world’s intangible cultural heritage. Visit our part of the world and you are undoubtedly going…

Why you should make a trip to the Dordogne in 2018

New year, new you, new goals… Usually ‘travel more’ is top of my list of things to do. That and lose weight, obviously! (As it is every year, she says, with a sigh). I have a big long list of countries that I want to visit, which I have been slowly ticking off over the…

Christmas trees: expectation v reality

“I know. Let’s use the tree out of the garden as our Christmas tree this year,” suggested the hubby. I was not overly keen on the idea. It was a lovely tree. Once. I think. But these days, it was, well, looking a little bit sorry for itself. Due to its position, it only ever…

Sarlat casts a magical spell but the Christmas market is a damp squib

Sarlat Christmas Market has everything you would expect: little wooden huts selling gifts for that special someone; open air ice rink; a Christmas tree; mulled wine and hot chocolate to warm the hands on a crisp winter’s day… The one thing it was lacking was customers.

What’s on in December

From photography and art exhibitions, to literary events and a Festival of Light, there is lots to keep you entertained in the lead up to Christmas De la photographie et des expositions d’art, aux événements littéraires et au Festival de la lumière, il y a beaucoup de choses à vous divertir avant Noël. For details…

A massive, determined action

The path to success is to take massive, determined actions. Or at least that is what Tony Robbins, the world-leading psychologist and business strategist says. We figure he knows a thing or to, so it was with his words in mind that this week we started work on the biggest project we’ve ever undertaken –…