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Hoop, hoop...hoop, hoop!

Created: Thursday, 20 April 2017
Written by Julie Savill

If cuckoos herald the arrival of spring it is the hoopoe's that tell us that summer is well and truly on its way.  We wait for that distinctive call - hoop, hoop...hoop, hoop that tells us that are back from their winter break in Africa.  Some of them get a bit of spring fever and throw in an extra for good measure - hoop, hoop, hoop.  Whether it's a two-er or a three we get quietly excited that this might be the year that they choose our closely cut grass to forage on.

They stride calmly and confidently around the lawn, head cocked from time to time, listening and probing the earth with their long curved beaks looking for bugs and grubs. Every now and again their head goes up and their magnificent crest shoots up. Which girl wouldn't be impressed by that?

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Foraging in our own garden!

Created: Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Written by Julie Savill

Around a year ago we moved house.  The place we bought is a grand old lady who had fallen on hard times and both she and her garden need lots of love to bring them back from the wilderness.  Such chaos leads to some very special finds and so far, in this first full spring in the garden, we have discovered gnarled yet delicious morel mushrooms and, even more excitingly, an old asparagus bed that is throwing up spears left, right and centre and providing some delicious suppers!

Whether it is foraged or bought, asparagus needs little more than a hot griddle, lemon, oil and parmesan to make a real treat.  I like Jamie Oliver's quick and easy explanation of how it's done.

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Beaux Villages shop opening in Montmorillon

Created: Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Written by Marion Beschet

The brand new Beaux Village shop has open in Montmorillon earlier in April. Emma Waddington, Lisa Mc Kenna and Lee Redican are looking forward to meeting there and will offer you a cup of tea or coffee. They'll do their best to find the perfect house for you or the perfect buyer !

La Nouvelle république, local newspapers, has published an article about it. 

The cranes - and spring - are here!

Created: Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Written by Julie Savill

There's a haunting sound that heralds the arrival of spring throughout south west France. As the weather begins to warm up and the evenings stretch out the common cranes start their mass migration north from winter feeding grounds in Spain and Algeria. Long before you can see the trailing skeins you can hear the soulful honking of the birds as they fly north, stopping here and there to spiral around on a thermal and gain height before the next leg.

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Best trained estate agents in France

Created: Monday, 10 April 2017
Written by Julie Savill

Beaux Villages Immobilier believes wholeheartedly in its people and the service they provide to buyers and sellers alike.

We are deliberately client-centered.
This is a people business.
Not a property auction or hard-sell environment.

It is why we are regularly recognised and rewarded for our customer service.

BVI now has 10 local offices and each hosts regular training sessions across a range of subjects including updates to relevant law, practical photography skills, soft sales skills and working as a team in the best interests of our clients.

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Welcome to South West France

map franceThis part of France enjoys a temperate climate, favoured by the Atlantic breeze, and stunningly beautiful and incredibly diverse countryside, open and available to all, with abundant and varied bird and wildlife.

Contact Beaux Villages Immobilier

telephone +33 (0)5 56 71 36 59

telephone+44 (0)800 270 0101 Freephone from UK

telephone+33 (0)8 05 69 23 23 Freephone from France