Mr and Mrs T would like to wish all our family and friends (both new and old) a very Happy Christmas.
We hope that you will forgive us this year for not having found the time to get into the christmas spirit very early and therefore please accept our apologies for the lack of Christmas cards. But we wanted folk to know how much we appreciate the Christmas wishes we have received and thought we’d use a blog to return them.
We have also decided we will donate a sum to charity in lieu of expenditure on Christmas Cards and invite you to express your preference:
- Mr T proposes Hand in Hand for Syria who work inside Syria, taking emergency humanitarian aid to people in desperate need.
- Mrs T proposes Chats du query a local french welfare charity for (yes you’ve guess it ) cats.
- We jointly propose Oxfam who need no introduction.
Please cast your vote here and we’ll make a donation according to your votes in January.
It felt like Christmas started late here in Prayssac with christmas decorations a rarity in the local area until well into December. La Maison Cèdre is now decorated and preparations are in full flow for a pretty traditional and very quiet christmas for us. Our favourite christmas’ at home have always been just like this.
We are aiming for a few decorating free days, some walking in the beautiful Lot valley, lots of home cooked goodies (if we can’t buy it we’ll try and make it is our new motto) and of course several glasses of excellent local Cahors wine (plus some fizz for Mrs T).
Finally our continued thanks to all who have and continue to support us in our new adventure. We are very grateful to family and friends on both sides of the channel. From practical help with decorating, translating French bureaucracy, putting us in touch with great trades people to visits, phone calls, emails and face time etc. We really couldn’t have got this far without you and your friendly faces and voices around us, you have made all the difference. Next year will bring more challenges. We have yet to complete work on three new/refurbished bathrooms, finalise the decor in the guest bedrooms and open the doors of our chambre d’hôte, La Maison Cèdre to paying guests. We expect our opening to be around May. Bookings are now being taken so please book early to avoid disappointment!. Exciting times ahead as we look forward to 2017.
Love and best wishes to you and yours for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Mr and Mrs T xx xx