Sunday, 30 May 2010

First guests of the summer

The first paying guests of 2010 arrived at La Pagerie yesterday - but the weather forecast is not great. Forecasting showers for most of the week which is a real shame considering that we have had a new patio laid in the past few weeks which would have been great for the guests to enjoy the sunshine.

Here's hoping the forecast is wrong......

Saturday, 29 May 2010

France wins the Euro2016 bid

France have beaten Turkey and Italy for the right to stage the European Championship in 2016.

France beat Italy and Turkey in the voting system, with France beating Turkey by just one vote after Italy had been eliminated in earlier voting.

The number of teams playing in the competition will rise from 16 to 24 for these championships.

The French bid was based on the matches being played at the following locations:

1) Stade de France
2) Paris Saint Germain's Parc des Princes
3) Lens
4) Lille
5) Bordeaux
6) Nice
7) Toulouse
8) Marseille
9) Lyon
10) Strasbourg
11) Saint Etienne
12) Nancy

The nearest location to our house is Bordeaux, which is just over two hours away. Not too near but would be good to be over in France at the time of the competition.

Friday, 28 May 2010


Water has been reconnected thanks to Chris and Deboarah.

It would appear that the water board decided to revert to a very old UK address and start sending the water bills to that address. Of course I did not receive them and so they decided to cut the water off.

All back on by 11am yesterday morning though with only a 25,00€ charge for the pleasure of being cut off.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Water - or lack of it....

Had an email from the builder who helped us with our house - stating that he had been contacted by the water board who told him they had just turned off the water to our house!!!

No water bills or warnings received - they just turned off the water.

We have guests arriving on Saturday so not the best timing in the world.