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  1. I was asking the same question...where is the pie man.
  2. Thank you....Getting closer....Next week I may get closer.

    Do any of you have a grand house/chateau for B and B in the SW. and desire more buisness.....I am planning something for next Jan.

     

     

     

  3. Looking for as direct tel number for Marie-Dominique Perrin who edits Chambres d hotes Secretes.

    She seems difficult to find....the book is published but Hatchette in France.

    Can any one help please?

  4. Even the best of hotels can get trouble......there are people out there who make crazy reports...just to appear imoportant.By the way does anyone know Veules les roses in Normandy......it is a really pretty seaside village with lots of character and one of the most interesting looking hotels I have ever seen.

    Not the best hotel though...breakfast boreing....Not difficult to produce a great breakast at a fairly low cost.

    So many people put no effort into their work.

    Bacon and eggs ...by the way nice to eat...sometimes...but no so good for the body!          

     

  5.                                    By the way all cat lovers seem to get up early.
  6. The problem with the general public offering their views.....is that they are"the general public" and that means that we all have different standards.

    For those people who search for the cheapest...and lets hope that it is clean  and near the beach...then do not use a guide book..no need.

    Others look for a special experience...want to know that the property was re-decorated last spring and that owners husband  cooks a great leek and prawn tart....and that there are 4 bedrooms with very comfortable beds...and you can choose your room.You can locate the hotel or b and b by map  and you can expect that the property has been inspected by an expert.The expert is usually an ex chef or hotel keeper.

     

    Many guides can diirect you to locations on line offering contact tel numbers ....call the owner get some extra info...a night or so in a good location...great place works magic.Even paying 20 pounds for a guide book will make a good investment...makes good reading..usually....

    Sorry but Trip adviser does not work for me.

  7. Ivory and dark grey is perfect......grey is really good...and ivory.

    Is Mrs W still interested in design?

    We certainly find it interesting and creative.

  8. I have found  that Armstrongs are in Paris......so I will call them .....in the morn...Probably success!
  9. thanks for trying everyone.....maybe it can be shipped in ...but I am trying a mag in the morn called Maiosn creative...they have it on one of their pages......hopefully I may find it France
  10. I know some people will be looking for a 2/3 bed house somewhere near Bordeaux/Bergerac as they will have a job to go to there.33

    They will need a graden and have two children.

    If you can help please let me know.

  11. should be portion of money!
  12. I will be offering art tutorials on my premises and at the nearby river[will be indicated and detailed onm my website]A teacher at a local art college[self employed] will be taking anmd conducting the class.

    I will not be banking/utalising the artists postion of money...so can I still collect this money and pass it to the tuitor...without tax involvement.

    I merely want to make my programme/project more interesting.

  13. with B and B surely by law breakfast has to be included in the price?

    Wondering why bacon and eggs in France?

  14. knowledge certainly does dispel fear.
  15. Think that there is a flying school near St Foy.33
  16. Can we just have an alarm...or does the pool have to have a fence?

     

  17. ok I will try.

    They do seem like a very reliable collection of people ...the artisans...that is.

    I want, of course to do everything correctly,...it is not only a way of making  a living[I hope] but a way of life for us.Living in London we had no real garden space so this a treat...to be able to grow vegeatbles and to see everything blossom each year.I think that our old clients would love the peace and tranquility of this part of the world.

    So lets see.

     

  18. By the way is this a moderators gathering!
  19. No perhaps it does not make a lot of sense but my architecht and the builders are telling me this.Connections in the rooms!

    But perhaps they have got it wrong and you know better!
    I honestly listien to others who may be knowledeable.So...yes I know Quillan that you were talking about Trip Adviser...what is your point here?
    And why so assertive...are you always right?
    It never bothers me to be wrong because that is all part of human nature.No one is correct all the time!

     

     

     

     

  20. squeeky floors...guesse thats why my rooms are having a form of sound proofing...also to keep the house warmer.Each room...by law apparently has to have a TV connection and a television connection.

    Trip adviser tends to circulate the "known" Places seems to miss the little gems.

  21. So Russet House tell me/us about the guide Mr and Mrs Smith.

    We have stayed in one of their listed otels...actually really a B and B in Vance.

  22. Oh yes the scarry one...we have seen it...in Leroy Merlin.
  23. A few things.

    Yes flights in summer ...peak time exspensive...but a lot of people will make a real thing about their holiday.Start maybe in Calais and then drive down...stopping a few times.....If they come my way they can make their way to Spain.   If they go via Burgandy and then down towards Cote d azur they can visit    Italy.

    However does not always have to be visitors with children in school term time...therefore flying can be achieved fairly cheaply.Most ppeople take several small holidays each year.

    There are very few guide books where entry is free....that is for hotels etc...they all seem to charge...to survive.

    However Alistar Sawday inspects before they take you...and they refuse many people....they are fussy...so it seems.

    From a website how can you be sure anyway......you look and see.....get a price and a promise of something special.How often is the picture spot on?

    You reminded about the Good Hotel Guide[not attached to the GFG] and they charge nothing for entry as far as I know.

    Any of you aware of Mr and Mrs Smith?Hip Hotels?

    May I add that we never paid or were asked to pay for entry to The Good Food Guide, Egon Ronay Guide, Micheline, Square Meal, AA restaurant guide ,Hardens or any others...we never paid for a journalistic visit....newspaper or magazine review or accompanying photographer whilst we had our restaurants.With a B and B you need to get on the map.

     

  24. Thanks...Yes the tiles are the best route but the ones that I like are 60 euro per m.

    Leroy Merlin has proved to be very helpfull...bought our baths..sinks robinettes etc.

    There are some nice tiles there.....but on the edge of the river in Libourne is a great tile shop...the best ever.

    Found some very acceptable tiles within our budget.

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