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Hattie and Joe’s French Adventures: storming the chateau (and swimming)

This is our last day on our mid-holiday mini-break (before heading back to spend another week with Pat and Richard), so we endeavoured to fit a lot into it.  First on the agenda was a pre-breakfast walk, during which we checked out the local goats and horses, and generally soaked up our surroundings. After breakfast… Continue reading Hattie and Joe’s French Adventures: storming the chateau (and swimming)

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Hattie and Joe’s French Adventures: a change of scenery 

Hello! Back to our regularly scheduled holiday posts with the news that we’ve upped sticks for a few days and left Pat and Richard’s ever-welcoming accommodation to stay with Tristan’s father Tony and his wife Janet, who have travelled from England to see us. We drove for a couple of hours this morning, after seemingly… Continue reading Hattie and Joe’s French Adventures: a change of scenery 

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Hattie and Joe’s French Adventures: treasure hunt

This morning Hattie and Joe woke up and decided to be pirates.  If there’s one thing that a pirate needs, it’s treasure. We decided to go to Verteillac’s monthly Sunday ‘brocante’ (or flea market) and see what we could scrounge from the local landlubbers.  The brocante was pretty much spread over the entire village, and… Continue reading Hattie and Joe’s French Adventures: treasure hunt

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Hattie and Joe’s French Adventures: Saint-Aulaye

This morning our intrepid adventurers (and Nanna) visited Saint-Aulaye (pronounced ‘sant or-lay’). Each year in the Dordogne region a different town is nominated to play a starring role in what we were originally told are celebrations to commemorate the liberation of France at the end of World War II, but what are actually just celebrations of local… Continue reading Hattie and Joe’s French Adventures: Saint-Aulaye

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Hattie and Joe’s French Adventures: Brantôme

After hanging out with the grandparents yesterday while Mummy and Daddy enjoyed a child-free excursion, Hattie and Joe were delighted to discover that, today, we were all heading to Brantôme (pronounced ‘bran-tom’) for the weekly market. And I was delighted too, as it’s my favourite place in France so far, and we visit it during every… Continue reading Hattie and Joe’s French Adventures: Brantôme