Category Archives: Living in France

Where on earth is Argenton sur Creuse?

People often ask us just where is Argenton sur Creuse? Unlike Paris, Nice, Bordeaux, Lyon or Mont Saint-Michel, Argenton is off the beaten tourist track, nestled snuggly in the centre of France. In fact, if you draw a square around all the … Continue reading

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Life is a holiday

It’s nice to know that friends are staying in our house in France at the moment… while we are here in Melbourne, Australia, working fulltime to save up for our next trip back to Argenton sur Creuse (mind you, I … Continue reading

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Karaoke anyone?

Anyone who knows us, knows we love karaoke, so we were surprised and delighted on our very first visit to Argenton sur Creuse in France – way back in early 2009 (to see firsthand the town and the house before … Continue reading

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Accidental colour matching

I was chatting to someone the other day about the difficulties in choosing paint colours, and remembered our own accidental colour matching episode in France… I had decided to make a start on the main hallway on the guest floor and stripped … Continue reading

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A little renovations update

Before we went on our side trip to Spain, we did manage to complete the small second bedroom on the guest floor, spurred on by the fact that our friends from Lyon were arriving to stay with us in central France for … Continue reading

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Fathers day festivities

It was all happening here in Argenton sur Creuse today… the Legislative elections took a back seat to Fathers Day (la fête des pères) and a parade (cavalcade) was held to conclude a weekend of festivities – something like a mini Moomba … Continue reading

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That’s the ticket

It seems to be an unfortunate habit of ours to get some kind of traffic infringement fine on our epic European jaunts, away from the familiarity of our home in Argenton sur Creuse, central France. Last year it was a speeding … Continue reading

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Windows

Thought I would give you a glimpse of where we have been in the last 5 days… through windows! I’ll give you a hint… we headed south-west from Argenton sur Creuse: to climb the bell tower and taste bubbling Cremant… Then … Continue reading

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What was lost is found

Now how many of you girls (or is that being sexist??) have lost an earring, and kept the remaining one for years on end hoping the pair would magically turn up? Well a funny thing happened the other day – … Continue reading

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Breakfast and baguettes

One of the lovely things about being here in France, away from the 9 to 5 routine, is starting the day whenever we feel like it. Now that doesn’t mean always sleeping in – we tend to be early-to-bed early-to-rise people (isn’t that meant … Continue reading

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