…plein air painting at Coin Oublié…
Living in Touraine was/is a wonderful experience. Feeling it was time to move on, we sought a house in the mountains, ending up with a farm of 13 hectares in Correze. A little paradise we are now busy restoring ourselves, keeping the old stories alive and bringing in new ones to pass onto coming generations.
Why Coin Perdu? Because it is a corner in th countryside we are making our own. We constantly live with corners in every facet of our lives; painting a corner of the Loire, or a corner of our garden; our open spaced house is divided into corners – for reading, for indulging in music. In the coffee corner we make coffee. In the lazy corner, we curl up with a blanket and the cats…In our forgotten/lost corner in Puy d’Arnac we lose ourselves in whatever the days offer us. We forget about life on the other side of the hills. We move in harmony with nature, with its brooks and streams, forests with majestic old oak giants, and far off views on distant mountains. The rhythm is so different to our life here in Montlouis, where everyday is a hustle and bustle of working and winemaking and commuting to Paris and the unpredictable Loire flowing unperturbed past our house .
We will be doing all the restoration on our mountain house ourselves, with help from local handymen. We have done a lot of work ourselves here in Montlouis where we’ve been living for seven years and now we’ll apply some of what we’ve learnt in this new adventure, while we live and sleep in the barn…and yes, with all we need; a corner for a refreshing shower, running water, a corner to coffee and cook, not forgetting a painting corner, a comfy bed and….but why am I telling you all this when you can read and see it all here!