Tag Archives: swimming pool

Seven Signs of Spring in SW France

Spring has taken a long time to arrive this year. Everything is coming out very late and the weather – up till this weekend – has generally been cooler than normal. However, we saw incontrovertible signs that spring is here … Continue reading

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Ten reasons not to have a swimming pool

Like so many Brits who move to France (I count the SF, who is Swedish, as an honorary Brit), a swimming pool was on our list of must-haves. Having lived with one for 14 years, it will be on our … Continue reading

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Two BBQs in two days – not bad for early April

Not an April fool, either. The first two days of April were glorious, with temperatures well over 20ºC. We made a good start on all those outdoor tasks that hung over us last year because the weather was so bad. … Continue reading

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Buying a house in France: ten top tips

We leave our brains behind when we look at property in France, but a few tips will help you avoid making expensive mistakes, says A writer’s lot in France Continue reading

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