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The calm before the storm ! As night blended into the beginning of a new day, lightening wildly zigged zagged across the sky & thunder boisterously exploded over the sleeping countryside below. As rain gushed down from the heavens the sunshine of yesterday became just......

    The gorgeous colours of spring inspire the soul !  A walk in the country is just so relaxing and there are so many walking routes to be enjoyed in this beautiful region.                       ......

You do not need a reason or a date to celebrate being a Mother, or to tell your Mum how special she is,  everyday is special, so make it count. So all you lovely Mothers out there, no matter what yourNationality, we wish you all......

  A pool to themselves, a dream come true !  Unforgettable chill out moments of pure relaxation whilst  swimming in the afternoon sun with the colour and beauty of the  surrounding countryside, followed by peaceful moments spent  laying on a sun-lounger, eyes closed, soaking up......

    You might need some tissues !!!! Three of these gorgeous little baby owls,  (not sure what breed ?!!) have been playing hide’n’seek with us in the large cedar tree by the end of the swimming pool. Each night for what seems a long......

    First bake of the season,  Gâteau aux Amandes et à l’Orange, gorgeously moist and gluten free !  Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day. Blue skies and sunshine here today in our little corner of paradise....

  Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their marriage yesterday, 19/05/2018.  I thought Meghan looked so elegant as the sun shone brightly  in through the windows of the Chapel, casting sunbeams upon her & lighting up the aisle......

    Our Acacia trees are in flower & their soft, beautiful perfume fills the warm country air. Birds of prey hover against a canopy of beautiful baby blue sky filled with fluffy white clouds whilst swallows  skim across the shimmering water of the pool. ......

  Sometimes words are not necessary and a simple photo speaks volumes, which without doubt, this stunning photo does.                                                     ......

Busy, busy, busy, it is  not just the bees that are busily buzzing at Lacomté !  With gorgeous weather, yesterday was a real Family affair, including our two grandsons.   We, along with some friends, spent the day strimming, grass cutting, painting, concreting, fencing, pressure washing......

  Along with Spring & the beautiful colours of blossoming  foliage the annual visit of the gloriously coloured Hoopoe has arrived.  It is the national bird of Egypt and is named after the sound of it’s song. I have often thought that it’s call sounds......

  We wish you all a great weekend even though the weather is not too good in the UK.  If it makes you feel any better it is not that great here either, we are enjoying beauty of a different sort at the moment. We......

As April showers have ruled the month of March so works outside have been just a little wet !!!  This morning the first notes of the cuckoo’s calling meandered it’s way beautifully around the park, a sure sign that Spring is at long last here.......

    This week between rainbows, rain and sunshine I have been raking up the thick layer of damp heavy leaves along the roads,  planning the weeks ahead,  when this familiar noise broke my reverie. The sound was deep and loud and was incredibly close, ......

    Happy Sunday & Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful fantastic Mums,  Stuart and I wish you a very beautifull day filled with love,  happiness & relaxation.  If you are in hospital, we hope that you will soon be well and back at......

Fabulous February  is now  just a memory, so we thought it was time to celebrate the Magical month of March by offering  you a March Madness  holiday discount.  With the glacial temperatures now subsided the joyful relaxing sounds of contented chirping  birds roll happily on......

The rain that seems to have cascaded down for what seems forever has at long last gone on holiday !  It has been replaced by frozen stunning beauty created by several days of temperatures well below zero.  Minus 12° this morning at 08.30am as gorgeous......

Our weather maybe a bit drizzly but the sounds of  chirpy happiness are flowing around the park in abundance .  The springtime birds have arrived and are busy building their nests, it is an absolute delight listening to their charming bird song & watching them......

        . We are offering you a Valentine’s day 24 hour special offer, details below:- Are you shivering with the cold, getting wet in the rain, or freezing in the snow ?  Winter, it is gorgeous,  if you are all cosy infront......

It is now week Two !!!! Yes, we should have taken the train, but guess what ?  We just did not think about it till it was too late !  It took us almost 3 ½ hours to get to Toulouse last week as the Farmers......

Photo: Creysse After weeks of rain, swelling rivers whose waters have escaped & flooded surrounding roads and fields, the beauty of this picturesque region is at present quitely hidden within a thick damp fog.  The promised sunshine just does not have enough strength to penetrate......

Normally the river Dordogne is a soothing scene,  glinting gently under the rays of light cast from above, as it peacefully meanders its way through the rocky picturesque landscapes of the Lot Valley.  However every so often it breaks its banks in anger, sweeping across......

M’mm, experiencing nasty weather here at the moment that arrived in Carlucet along with 2018 !!  Leaving behind the bue skies and beautiful warm sunshine of 2017,  Chateau Lacomte lay eerily quiet as Carlucet was battered with strong winds & rain mingled with a thick......

As 2017 has quietly disappeared into 2018, the last, most fabulous of days has turned into rain.  The 31st of December 2017 was glorious, heavenly golden sunshine and a gorgeous feel good blue sky a day that dreams are made off, and so warm.  As......

I am always wondering what secrets lay quietly hidden & forgotton within the grounds of Lacomté ! The magestic Cedar trees that have stood tall and proud for many  hundreds of years, guarding secretly what they have witnessed over the years.  I constantly wonder how......

  As this afternoon’s fading light over Carlucet blended into a spectacular sunset I took this photo. The sky was aglow with gorgeous hues of a beautiful autumn sunset, an extremely picturesque end to a brilliant sunny day. For the moment we are enjoying fantastic......

    Hunting Season is now in full swing and at weekends the unmistakable sound of gunshots warn the wildlife that hunters are about.    Whooshing sounds of the chilled November breeze can be clearly heard as it pushes its way through the brances of trees,......

A very special weekend to remember those that have courageously given their own lives over many years;   For those that have been brutally injured and with huge courage & strength of soul  have managed to re-build their lives;    And not  forgetting all of you ......

As the season of Winter slowly begins to assert itself, waiting patiently for Autumn  to silently slip away, saying goodbye to 2017, the Cranes begin their annual flight to warmer lands; signalling for sure that very shortly the weather is about to change.  For beautiful......