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Friday 26 February 2010
Chateau de Montcléra.
This small chateau is about 10 Kms from our cottage. There are, of course, chateaux everywhere in France, but the Chateau de Montcléra is simply perfect. It is stunningly beautiful, of manageable size, and set in a tiny roadside hamlet surrounded by a small park.
It's a private home, and I don't know the people who live there. But if it ever comes up for sale, Mrs Magnon and I will do our utmost to raise the necessary.
I've owned large houses, very large houses, and several small houses (our present home in France is tiny). But I think that a 'compact' medieval chateau, in this beautiful part of S W France, would surpass just about anything. WE WANT IT.
HEY ..... I'M BACK ..........
*Hi, I've been very absent haven't I ? My life has taken a bit of a turn
as, after my husbands chest infection, he has deteriorated. I have to look
4 weeks ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 50 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live between an ancient cottage in a tiny village in perfectly tranquil French countryside, and a bijou townhouse in Brighton UK. In France we have plenty of fruit trees, all situated amongst a view that takes the breath away, in the UK we have a handkerchief sized patio. We also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!