| December 2003 »
WHEN the band burst into the bar playing a medley of songs there was no doubt the town of Monflanquin was going to celebrate the fête de la Saint André in grand style.
Continue reading "Portrait of a bastide" »
Craig McGinty on 30 November 2003 in The arts | Permalink
THE weather has taken a turn for the worse so it is no more t-shirts at noon but fleece jackets at five.
And to mark the event This French Life will be featuring an up to date weather forecast on its pages.
In the left-hand column you will be able to link through to see the temperature and current weather for Bergerac, which is the nearest major town to Villefranche du Périgord.
When it gets close to zero the fire will be stocked full of logs all day and Red Cross parcels will be gratefully received.
Craig McGinty on 29 November 2003 in Current Affairs | Permalink
DUE for release in the UK soon, Timeline is set in the Dordogne during the Hundred Years War.
Continue reading "A broken Timeline" »
Craig McGinty on 27 November 2003 in The arts | Permalink
AT last it had arrived, the post woman had delivered my chequebook and I was now a member of the financial world.
Continue reading "Checking up on a chequebook" »
Craig McGinty on 26 November 2003 in Business | Permalink
RYANAIR, who fly into Bergerac airport, has struck out at Air France after the national carrier accused the low cost airline of using ‘disinformation and untruths’.
Continue reading "War of words in the sky" »
Craig McGinty on 24 November 2003 in Business, Travel | Permalink
TOUGH legislation will come into effect from January 1, 2004 in an attempt to make swimming pools in holiday homes safer.
Continue reading "Swimming pool rules to aid safety" »
Craig McGinty on 23 November 2003 in Property | Permalink
WHILST I was out around the area this goat, stood on a box, was spotted not sure what he was doing but he looked cool about it all.
Continue reading "A look around the Perigord region" »
Craig McGinty on 21 November 2003 in Tourism | Permalink
HOURS spent commuting and a new baby daughter were the reasons behind a young British couple’s decision to head to France.
Continue reading "Leaping out of London life" »
Craig McGinty on 19 November 2003 in Interviews, Property | Permalink
TURNING a run down old farmhouse into a beautiful home and business is the ideal for many people keen to move to France.
Continue reading "Converting an old French farmhouse" »
Craig McGinty on 18 November 2003 in Interviews, Property | Permalink
ENSURING that their pet is able to travel into France will be high on the ‘to do’ list for many families.
The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) has been running since February 2000 and it is vital that you follow and understand the different steps you must take.
Continue reading "Packing your PETS passport" »
Craig McGinty on 17 November 2003 in Travel | Permalink