21 May 2009


This is a picture of my mother. She was seventeen when it was taken, six years before I was born.
She was a shy village girl with a mischievous sense of humour, the youngest of eight children. She would have loved Le Grand Pressigny as there are similarities to the Derbyshire village where she lived for most of her life. She really loved her home and was content with her country life. She died in 2002 and I miss her a lot.
There will be a short break. Normal service will be resumed when we return from our holidays - with lots of news and photos. And of course the continuation of the story.


  1. A lovely photograph.

    Bonnes vacance,


  2. Hi Jean, I suppose you will be going to the Loire Valley for your holiday :). Have a lovely time and please post some exclusive stories about your new experiences as soon as you get back. Martine