ROMANCE IS IN THE AIR!

We’re having a wonderfully warm summer here in Normandy. Perhaps that’s why many exciting things are happening around these parts. We’re enjoying Medieval banquets, jazz festivals and memorable visits to our sandy beaches. Summer entertainment is alive in...

The Genetic Web

I was fascinated watching BBC Spring Watch the other evening. A Jackdaw had set up residence with a Magpie and together, they were building a nest. The presenters suggested that the Jackdaw, thinking he was a Magpie, occasioned this strange phenomenon. Perhaps his egg...

Carp fishing on a dry fly

It’s said that Carp, during summer, when there’s a hatch of flies, occasionally do feed naturally off the surface. This, however, does not seem to be a very frequent occurrence. At La Chatouillette’s private lake in Normandy, together with two experienced fly...

Feed your soul with the nutrition of Nature

We’ve discovered that our home, La Chatouillette, has a soul. As we understand it, a soul has no ego. It’s an external interaction between our life experiences and the reality of nature. Natural signs of the soul are bountiful here and come without cost. Nature...

Why come to ‘Next door Normandy’ at Easter?

France can be a romantic place to visit anytime of the year but Easter has it’s own special appeal. You’ll want to spend as much of your valuable Easter holiday enjoying yourselves and as little time travelling as possible. That’s why it’s sensible to consider ‘Next...