Those that noticed my other blog will know that I am in the process of moving from Spain to France and one of my ideas is to spend time in a Canal du Midi village while looking for a barge.
My other idea is to buy a riverside house in the Dordogne and do a smallscale gites or chambre de hotel
Before you all throw up your hands and say another one. I do have a a background in this business in fact I was brought up in a guest house and country club plus I have been an egon ronay and good food guide bistro owner in Jersey and a Publican in Salisbury and BA cabin crew for 15 years.
I like people its as simple as that, plus I have interior design skills and another important attribute I am well aware that I will not make any money. I would be content if I can pay for the upkeep and running of a very nice riverside property.
The question I have is this where to be. I want to be on the edge of preferably a small market town so my guest would be able to walk or cycle to the market ,restaurants etc preferably on with an international expat community. I have tried going to bush in France and you have to be a special type to do that which I am not I am far too gregarious,as I said I like people. I would hope to draw custom from airline staff publications Jersey people coming down on their way elsewhere and i have a few other ideas for selling the place.
The riverside location is crucial my two labrador pups will like that and i have been living on a sailing boat for 15 years so need water close otherwise I get grumpy! Any ideas hints suggestions will be much appreciated. Gracias Tim