Wednesday, November 16, 2011

LE HAMEAU DU VILLENOUVELLE

The name of the hamlet where we are for the winter. Villenouvelle. Located between Villeneuve La Comtesse and Dompierre sur Boutonne. Around 30 structures or so, a mixture of renovated homes, farms and ruins. Very rural, very quiet.
The Gite is I believe the only commercial place in the hamlet. We take the dog for a daily walk now, unlike in Calgary, where I just kicked her out the back door.
So today I took some images, random as always.  A lot of the residents have great looking vegetable gardens, some have animals as well. Some houses are renovated, or under renovation, from what I understand a good third of the houses belong to expat Brits. A small, but interesting place.




MAIN ROAD. ALSO THE ONLY ROAD.

AS YOU ARRIVE FROM VILLENEUVE

JUDGING BY THE FIREWOOD, SOMEONE LIVES HERE FOR THE WINTER


MAYBE IT WAS A TOBACCO STORE LONG TIME AGO?


 WHERE WE RENT A GITE

GEESE. I GIVE THEM 3 WEEKS OR SO BEFORE THEY BE DINNER

A HOLIDAY COTTAGE, ALL SHUTTERED UP


MY FAVORITE HOUSE, BEING RENOVATED

THE HAMLET'S CHURCH.

 WHAT HAPPENED TO THE WINDOW?

RECYCLING THE TUB

LOADS OF CHICKENS IN THE HAMLET

IT'S GOING TO BE A NICE CHRISTMAS...

MID NOVEMBER. FRESH SALAD AND FLOWERS......


3 comments:

ellorneo said...

I think there is more unlike Calgary than just kicking your dog out the back door!

So are you guys living in France now?

Hope all is well :-)

Lorne

H.Peter said...

All is well Lorne, thank you.
we will be here for a year, then let's see. The plan is to stay, yes.

How is your fitness company?

ellorneo said...

Sounds awesome. If you ever get the chance, send me a loaf of Pain Poilane! Nom nom nom!

The fitness business is up and coming. It's tough getting the name out there without spending a lot on advertising. I am relying on word of mouth right now (also because I do not want a large client base right away).

Lorne