The Excitement of finding a Possible treasure!

We had a surprise visit from our grandchildren last weekend. They love to explore La Chatouillette and its surrounds. When, bristling with excitement, they ran to us and shouted that they thought they’d discovered a hidden treasure, at first we didn’t pay much...

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...

Feelings are Energy?

Feelings are Energy? There’s a great life giving energy in the air at La Chatouillette. The woodland trees are sprouting their new leaves, wild mother duck lovingly warms nine small eggs and the countless birds are positive in their quest for re- building homes to...

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...

The Bonds of Spring in Next Door Normandy

Lesser Celandine (Ranunculus ficaria) History has recorded famous people and events that link Next Door Normandyto England, some are warlike, others are pleasing but how often do we think of flowers as being the bridge between these two celebrated regions? Often...