How exclusive fishing makes the difference

Many fisherman and birdwatchers have commented on how changeable and calming the La Chatouillette Lake is. We were naturally thrilled to hear such comments. In all modesty, we do confess that our lake is situated in the most glorious of locations. Whilst it is not the...

Quick glance and you’ll miss it

An hour and a half walking round the lake and woods in the soft crunchy snow. At one short moment in time, the sun tried to come out making everything that much brighter and noticeably more in contrast with the bark on the trees and the flowing river. Discovering snow...

Where have all the Swallows gone?

Where have all the Swallows gone, long time passing Where have all the Swallows gone, far, far away We shall miss them everyone Now they’re following the sun Our skies seem empty now they’ve gone – far, far away. Oh well, at least we have the invigorating fresh...

Birdwatching… A review by RSPB members Nic and Sheila

We came on this holiday armed with binoculars and cameras in the hope that we might see some interesting birds and we weren’t disappointed. Each morning we wake to the sound of birdsong and when we venture out early, the birds are already happily going about their...

If It’s good enough for the Swallow’s then….

If it’s good enough for the Swallows then … Yes – you’ve got it – it’s good enough for us. In Southern Africa, where I hail from, the moist earth and cold windy days are, at this very moment, beginning their period of influence. They command the tenacious swallows to...

Why We Like Normandy

How many people have told you that generally speaking the French don’t welcome Brits to France? ‘Qui est codswallop!’ We have experienced the exact opposite. We live in the Department of Manche, and our amazing French neighbours have accepted us as exactly that. ‘Vous...