July 4, 2018

The studio is now ready for taking bookings. It's taken a little longer than expected but we think we've got it right. We have chipped away at walls, ripped up stubborn flooring, learnt a fair bit about plumbing and have worked through our obsession with finishing all...

May 7, 2018

  This year was the 2nd edition of this race but it has already grown to a substantial size, between them the marathon, relay, 10k and the Combine (canoe and run) having nearly 6000 participants. Number pickup and registration was well organized and was open in the mod...

December 16, 2017

 After a small delay, work has finally begun in earnest on converting the Atelier into extra accommodation. 

New roof done!

Next, we rebuild the 1st floor and get the plumbing and electrics ready.

July 14, 2017

 It's Bastille day in France so a national bank holiday means an opportunity to race on a Friday morning. Parcay sur Vienne is a little commune about 45 minutes drive into the Loire, on the banks of the Vienne. There were 12 and 18km 'course nature' (trail) a 5km and a...

July 1, 2017

Another trail run for Gary, an evening run about half an hour to the north of here.

On offer this evening was the Dalton (10km) Billy the Kid (18km) and Trail Court (26km) all in aid of charity and he played it safe again with the 10km. Needless to say, as per the norm,...

June 25, 2017

 It's been 3 months since we moved here and this weekend was the first when we've felt ready to race, so Lara was dropped off at a swim meet and we met up with our friend Steve at Chambon, a small village just 5 minutes from Les Vigeants. Most events out here seem to h...