Welcome to the Blog part of the website. This is my attempt to make sense of Kate and I living in France, the lifestyle,the french, my home and animals and anything else that seems amusing to me. Sorry I have a strange sense of humour!! 

I plan to update this with regular  news of my adventures and those of my animals at La Godefrere.  You can now look us up on our new facebook page - La Godefrere.

This website can no longer host my blog so I have changed to using wordpress. This can be accessed through the following link:


Browsing Archive: August, 2012

Why is this difficult?

Posted by Graham Parish on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, In : News 
Not sure why this is so difficult to get a blog where people can comment. Have I set it up correctly?
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First Week at La Godefrere

Posted by Graham Parish on Sunday, August 26, 2012,
We became owners of La Godefrere on Tuesday 21st August. It's a bit daunting to take on a house, gite and barn which needs restoring together with 5 acres of grounds. Thrown in were two cats and a chicken which come with the house!! We also have temporary care of three sheep in one of our fields. We let them graze for a neignbour. Add to this of course that we have taken on all this in a new country with a new language for me to learn, Kate speaks good french thankfully.

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About Me

Graham Parish Graham Parish is a former UNISON Trade Union official who retired to France with Kate (a previous self employed gardener and now resident gardener here) to start a new life of wine, cheese, french bread and a vegetable garden on a large rural french farm with holiday gite, and associated animals.


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