So if variety is the spice of life I certainly have plenty living here. On Saturday spent some time with my little fishing net catching baby toads, baby newts and wonderfully tiny salamanders. Tortue, Pie and Samuel don't bother them at all which is good. As the house used to be a farm we have a fosse which would have been used when the cows were here. We have kept the fosse because it forms a huge reservoir of rainwater for us to use on the garden. In the spring the toads etc lay their eggs in it and off they go. In the summer we become the life savers as the babies can't get out and we can't bare to leave them to drown ! My husband has made little gang planks for them to walk up but of course there are some that need extra help. I love the salamanders - they are beautiful.
I live in a late 18th century farmhouse or longere
with my husband .
I taught Art in England for over 35 years and have always done my own work.
We moved to France over 12 years ago and and continue to work on the renovation of the house and making the garden. I make many things out of old textiles and also sell vintage sheets etc.
I have had over 6 exhibitions of my art work since living here and in the summer manage a small art gallery in a nearby village. I make home made cards and other ephemera.