Disastrous storm here in France…

Wow last week we were hit by a massive storm here in northern France… Roofs were torn off… Telephone lines were down everywhere… A lot of the roads were blocked by fallen trees.. The worst part was our electricity was cut off for 4 days! Apparently the storm ripped through the West Coast and completely […]

Did Not Go To Plan!

During the summer Dave and I relocated the storage room we have in the house for our lawnmower and garden tools. We built a brand-new room in the barn which had a lot more space… We spent days going through all of our tools and boxes of stuff… It’s amazing how much stuff you can […]

Quitting Marketing

A couple of months ago I woke up at about 5 AM… I peered through the window to the site of a beautiful red sun rising through the mist… I went downstairs onto the patio and breathed in the clear summer air… It was then that I decided I was going to take a couple […]


Home Grown Onions harvested

Do you remember the TV show from the 1970s called the good life? This was a TV show about a couple who lived in the suburbs of London who decided to become completely self-sufficient. They quit their jobs and decided to grow all their own food… This seemed like a completely crackpot thing to do […]

Why 4 Years to complete?

house in france

Sometimes I find it really hard to get projects finished… It all seems so exciting when you first start…. Planning everything out….. Even starting a new project can be exciting…. However completing a project can be difficult… As some of you may know several years ago we purchased the house next door and completely gutted […]

I had a lightbulb moment

Newly dug flower bed in garden

Spring has definitely arrived here in France… And with spring comes loads of weeds! At the end of our driveway we have a very long flowerbed… It’s around 20 meters 65 feet in length! For the past several years it’s been covered in weeds and thick wild grass… Over the years we’ve attempted weeding this […]

Barn Conversion

Today I’ve recorded a video newsletter and uploaded it to YouTube. Click here to watch the video 🙂  In today’s video I explain the importance of making affiliate commissions even if you’re out of action… I also give a quick tour of our new barn conversion games room…. Have a great weekend whatever you’re doing, […]

Kitchen Fire?

It was 9:45PM New Year’s Eve … Flames erupted on the kitchen table….. We tried to put them but out but failed! My mother ran to the sink to grab a tea towel and soak it in water… Eventually the flames were out!   What happened?    This year I invited over the family to […]


For a couple of months Dave and I have been trying to find a carpenter… You see we need to put some new doors on our barn… The old oak doors are long gone and we would like to convert one of the rooms into a storage room… However finding tradespeople in France can be […]

Cleaning up this town

The lights were dim and the room was filled with tension… I was sitting upright in my seat, my mind was racing with different possibilities. The year was 2010 and I was attending my first big Internet marketing seminar. They were about 300 people in the room and it was one of those events where […]