Manny's Blog

Mum, Actress, Singer, Teacher… Indie publisher — Renovating and Living in France

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October 2019 …and beyond

Just a quickie, as I had so much catching up to do last time – I’d decided to be a bit more disciplined! Ha ha …. and now it’s November! The Office takes shape We’re moving on apace with the electrical installation and the plasterboard frames – Having used wood for all the stud walls…

From the Summer of Love to the changing colours of Autumn.

Hurtling towards the end of October with not a blog in sight since Luke and Marie’s glorious July wedding! Clearly a fair bit of catching up to do! The Wedding So it all went beautifully – the happy couple looked exquisite; the rain fell in the afternoon, but nobody worried; the castle was a magical…

Where have April and May gone?

And already April has been and gone, and we are nearly at the end of May. Hardly surprising that this year has been such a blur… with injury and loss and a lot of trips to the UK. And a few weeks ago we were in Frankfurt installing an exhibition stand for Moulinage du Solier,…

Recovery and Reflection

A few days ago was our Harry’s 24th birthday – so before I write another word, I’d like to share this extraordinary tribute Beth created for him – it’s the first instalment of a 5 part montage project she is doing this year. Each video will be dedicated to a member of the family; moments…

And we’re in – Happy New Year to one and all!!

Our first Christmas in Solignac! What a momentous thing! Absolutely loved every minute of it! Before we go any further, here’s our Bethy’s wonderful Christmas video for this year – rounding up 2018 for us. We think it’s her best ever! I have to confess that with Arty on his travels, and so much of…

Autumn snowfall

So a couple of weeks ago snow was forecast, and we thought – yeah yeah, it’ll be a light dusting which will be gone in a flash… how wrong we were, and the region was as caught out as we were! This was what greeted us when we arrived at the house on the Tuesday…

October Skies

A new home for us – a new home for the blog! Thanks Harry Atkins for my glorious new blog site! All the old blogs have been transferred here – I was approaching the limit of the  media I could upload on my WordPress site, so Harry kindly made me a new home, where I…

Feeling Hot Hot Hot

Summer is well underway and we have so much to report! Family news first – So Arty got his Bac – with a Mention Très Bien – what a total hero. Cass, his girlfriend also got a Mention Très bien … clever, hardworking pair!       He’s bought a great little car and is…

A Taste of Summer

Here we are in May already – Blue skies and long grass, and the field is full of wild flowers.  I’m back at work again, with fingers strapped but able to drive! Lots to tell – lots to show… so let’s get started! Velux marathon! Having abandoned the first Velux after my finger episode, we…