Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Chez nous

As of next week we shall be the proud renters of this humble abode. A very sweet little house with plenty of room in the garage for our furniture and a lovely view down the valley.

Yesterday, the agent rang to say that, if we would like, the landlord was in town and we could meet him. Sure, I say and an appointment was made. A little later the phone rang and a french woman speaking french v e r y  s l o w l y introduced herself as if I knew who she was and talked of something about the village where this house is. After a bit of tooing and froing I discovered that she was the landlady and would we like to meet at her house rather than the agent. Of course, we would be delighted.

They turn out to be a couple of elderly retired teachers from Paris who have the farm below this house as a holiday home, and had bought ours to stop anyone else buying it.

So if you are invited for something at 2.30pm expect:

A table laid with table cloth and paper napkins, wine glasses, tea plates, bowls and cups on the dresser,
A glass (or two) of sweet white wine
A plate of sweet biscuits
Tinned fruit salad

And lots of kind french chat. As we left there was a perfect rainbow overhead. Good omens for our renting.


  1. Aww, so sweet, Rosie - the little house and the lovely landlords. You won't want to leave when you find your new house. :-)

  2. Yay!! Sounds perfect...and sounds like you will have lovely landlords!

    C x

  3. And now is your chance to find out that despite what people say, ordinary Parisians met in the countryside are very nice people indeed.

    All signals green!

  4. I'm really pleased for you, Rosie. Step-by-step... Keeping your precious equilibrium all the way!

  5. Thank you Pliers. Happy Christmas to you guys.

  6. Enjoy your time there, it looks cute! and yes the rainbow must be a good omen..

    Happy New Year to you both :-)

    J x