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Get ready, the mushroom season is upon us!

For the next two months or longer, the ground beneath our feet will be active as fungus digests the dead leaves and plant material and in the process enriches the soil and feeds the tree roots. Mushrooms (mycologists rarely use the word ‘toadstool’) are the visible fruit of fungi which pop up above the surface […]

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Happy Christmas

Here’s what our beautiful region can look like on Christmas Day, this was taken near my home last year. Thanks to you all for reading our blog, we’ll continue to do our best to bring you the latest news & bargains from the area. Wishing you all a happy Christmas and a prosperous new year. […]

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Ikea arrives in Lower Normandy – Caen

With France running third in the list of countries which have Ikea’s, behind Germany and America, it was only a matter of time before Lower Normandy got an Ikea store, of its’ own. After all, Brittany and Higher Normandy both have them. So for all of us with Property in Normandy, or those looking to […]

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11 – 11 – 11 – 11 Armistice Day

In 1918 the Armistice between Germany and the Allies came into force. At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month. The Story Behind the Remembrance Poppy Moina Bell Michael, was so moved by Colonel John McRae’s poem “In Flanders Field”. That in 1920 the Poppy was proclaimed as the United States’ […]

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Clock’s Change

Don’t forget the clocks go back tonight.. an extra hour in bed. More time to Dream of your French Property. Why not have a look at some of our great properties, available in Normandy? Normandy Properties

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Faire Play 2011

Come and see us at Faire Play 2011.. To discuss Buying or selling a Property in Normandy. By : Emma Nicholson

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France! Making the move.

“You’re doing what???” “You can’t move to France?” are what many people say when you impart your wish to start over and begin a new chapter in your life. It is a big thing moving countries, dealing with life in a beautiful, but very different environment, learning a language that may well be new to […]

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Leggett Normandy’s Macmillan Fundraising

Along with my husband and our son, we are taking part in the Run4France event in order to support Cancer Charities, in France and the UK, as this is something close to our hearts. We have selected Macmillan as our beneficiary. This 5km fun run (or walk) to be held at the Chateau Bois-Guy, 35133 […]

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Forward in Time!

Don’t forget the clocks go Forward on Saturday night/Sunday Morning (2am for those that want to do it at the right time). By : Emma Nicholson

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Granville – Christian Dior born 106 years ago!

Granville Normandy – not to be confused with ‘Granville, fetch your cloth!’ circa Ronnie Barker ‘Open All Hours (1976),’ but the Port Town in Southern Manche. Famous as the birthplace of Christian Dior (Jan 21 1905). Villa “Les Rhumbs”, a Museum and Garden. The town was founded in 12th century and was taken several times […]

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