March 2002

This time we have a lot of luggage including tools and blankets, so we fly to Nantes and take a hire car from there.  We will return there in a few days time to pick up two long-time friends who will be our first real visitors.


clocktower All is very chill and quiet when we finally arrive in Guémené.


backlanethe back lane with high stone walls on our right and on our left overlooking back gardens where fat leeks grew.  It might be possible to make a car access here..


insideand the narrow back window could be converted to French doors……...stef02.jpgonce Stef had cut out the stone wall and the window sill.


fireplace It appeared that there were TWO fireplaces, a later one built inside the huge ancient hearth!


rocks The pile of stones in the courtyard grew steadily as Bill went back and forth with the wheelbarrow.


barkerscottage The "holiday" in Guémené was so stimulating that before it was time to leave, our friends had already begun negotiations to buy a cottage themselves, just down the hill.


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