trying to start my own business, without success, Sue and
I realised we needed a new challenge and after much thought
I had the idea of moving to the Loire Valley in France (much
to the initial shock of Sue and all the family) and running
Still - I can be persuasive and after spending over a year
looking for the right place we came upon Le Bouchet. Close
to Descartes, we realised that it was a great location as
it was in the Loire Valley and on the border with the Vienne,
making it an ideal location for holidays, having easy access
to the major Loire Chateaux, the Futuroscope theme park and
the Brenne National Park.
So, late 2004 we finally moved here - two kids, two cats and
a dog! Since then the menagerie has grown - two goats, chickens,
various hamsters and guinea pigs and even some cute and cuddly
moles (!?!) which pop up far too frequently and we can't get
rid of (despite the TNT!!!).
"good life" is being had by all - we have our own
vegetable garden and orchard - the wildlife and birdlife in
and around Le Bouchet, the Loire Valley and the Vienne is
absolutely fantastic, the weather is generally brilliant and
the night sky is absolutely unbelievable with no light pollution!