Tuesday, 29 November 2022

T Stands For - The Guided Tour

 Hi everyone, we've had a busy week and the sort of good news is that my blood sugar levels have dropped..but only because I have been put back onto the tablet I dropped when I went onto the double dose of the new one - which seems a bit of a backward step - it will be reviewed again in a few weeks!

My son's 40th went well..eventually, and I am getting good night's sleep once more!

I thought you might like to see where my son and DIL have bought a Manoir in the Perigord region...

This room is my favourite as it gets the sun - it still needs the ceiling fixing and a lick of paint and there are some things that may be changed!

Most of the Manoir is in need of fixing but hopefully some rooms will be in a better state on our next visit and I will take more indoor photos.

There are lots of outbuildings - Elizabeth would love to get in here I think.

Most of these items were found in the house and outbuildings - including this wine press...
...and lots of bottles including some with wine in - no, they are not going to try it!

The cattle shed is fascinating - these will have some work done on them and stay as feature. 
More outbuildings.....

..a well...

..and the front....
Our bedroom was the one above our car.
The view from our bedroom window looked like an old painting...
..and was better with the window open.

The view was different every morning

The roof will hopefully be done this year.
There is a lot of land around the property too.

The building down the hill is theirs too

It really is in a lovely spot, it's a pity that my son and DIL have to spend most of their time there working.

We plan to go and help out this year - looking forward to it!

My TSFT pic this time is from a place we stopped at on the way back up to Northern France.
We had a pasta dish and our drink as usual was water - the yellow is hubby's napkin behind the jug.

Off now for a rest and little bit of TV watching.
Thanks for looking, Chris 


Helen said...

What an amazing place to live! I don't envy them all the work, but it will be worth it.

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, I bet they love living there, it's such a beautiful place 😊. Wishing you a very happy T Day! Hugs Jo x

My name is Erika. said...

Wow. That looks like it will be an amazing place once they finish it up. I love everything they found on the property. That is such a great find. It is amazing how people leave things behind. And what a view too. I hope you had a great T day, and good news even if they put you back on your old meds. Better to be back on the one the works. Hugs-Erika

Cloudia said...

Oh I enjoyed this getaway very much! You were in an old painting

Rita said...

Such a beautiful spot! They have their work cut out for them. I'm sure they'll appreciate you coming to help out when you can. :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was amazed at all the beauty of that incredible place your son and DIL bought. I thought of Iris when I saw all those wires coming out of the house and property. She goes on and on about underground wires. If only that were the case everywhere. Some of those wires looked pretty stretched. Yes, that and the rusty pieces in the outbuilding (as well as all that lumber) were what really caught my eye. Some people call it junk. I call it treasures. And potential art and assemblages.

Ah, pasta is always good and of course, there is nothing better when out than water. Thanks for sharing your son's incredible new home and your meal and water with us for T this Tuesday, dear Chris.

Meggymay said...

Good to read that you are getting your medications sorted Chris .
The photos of your son and DIL's new home look super, a lot of work but I'm sure it will be an amazing home. It put me in mind of the series that is on our TV Chateau DIY
Yvonne xx

Divers and Sundry said...

That property looks well-situated. I'm sure the work will go quickly. I look forward to seeing more pictures.

Happy T Day

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely place, happy T Day! Valerie

nwilliams6 said...

Fairy tale place! Wow. I know you are happy for them.

All the work stresses me just thinking about it, but after they are done....a dreamy place.

Love the T-day picture too. Fun share, Chris. Happy T-day a bit late. Hugz

Empire of the Cat said...

How beautiful, something that dreams are made of, how exciting for them, and for you when you get to visit. Still looking after sick kitties, so I'm very late to the party. Happy T Day! Elle/EOTC xx