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The French Connection

On the road again, this time in the company of a very fine Citroën DS23 Pallas on a day trip to Bordeaux and up the coast to Royan. Here are some of the best photos of the day.

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Angouleme Circuit des Remparts et le Rallye de Charente

Every third weekend in September, Angouleme hosts the Circuit des Remparts, the historic street race which was first run in 1939 around the ramparts of the old city. From Friday through to Sunday evening the city is teeming with people…

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Great guest comments

When we bought this place, we wanted something with a couple of gîtes, for two reasons really.  We both have large families and it’s ideal for putting them up, along with friends.  And also to see if we could attract…

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The Classic Cars

In 2005 I bought my first classic car, a 1961 Jaguar MK2, at Barons auction at Kempton Park. I was bidding against a German guy who was there with his wife and two young boys. He was disappointed to lose…

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