My immediate neighbour, English, hasn't been back to his house since September two years ago. The front of the house, where a shutter has fallen off it's hinges, would by now have been covered by brambles and weeds, but for the neighbours on the other side who, hating the untidyness of it all, strim the frontage fairly regularly. The back of the house however, is not strimmed except for the driveway which enables me to park my Land Rover there.
You can no longer reach the house to deliver post or anything else. Last year the electricity board arrived and borrowed my ladder to reach the point where they disconnect the electricity supply from the house. The ridge tiles fell off the roof last year and could have killed anyone passing at the time. Heavens knows what it's like inside now if the snow or rain have got in.
I am thinking seriously about letting out my gites/cottages next year for self-catering holidays. I shan't charge exorbitant prices, it's not about that. The idea is to make some money but also to share my lovely environment with others. The inside photo is of part of the sitting room of the larger cottage.
Outside the middle cottage we have two horseshoes catching luck for the guests!
It's such a lovely peaceful location for walking, bird watching etc. and near enough to Lac de Guerledan with all it's watersports, beaches, bars and restaurants and large towns if that's what people want. If anyone reading this is interested in further details then you are most welcome to contact me.
My Breton neighbour, Paulette has just called round for me to go walking with her and her husband, Christian. They think is about seventeen degree centigrade out there today, it's so sunny and beautiful. They are trying to get me fit! It's 1.40pm and I need to change out of my pyjamas and drive to meet them at the beginning of the flat walk.
Well it was a brilliant walk - I'll write about it tomorrow. Meanwhile a photo of a few of my birds taken on the way back home.
Three things I like:
1. So much sunshine at this time of the year.
2. Scuffing my feet through the fallen autumn leaves.
3. Sitting in the poultry area watching the hens and ducks.