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  • Last updated: 29 June 2009
  • Do watch this page. We'll be listing all that's happening, and has happened, at Maison de la Famille here.
  • 29 June    A tremendous amount of work has been completed in the centre of the village, starting off with installation and/or replacement of drains, burying of telephone cables and electricity lines (work started sometime ago!) With just a small amount of planting and landscaping left to do, the village is really starting to show off it's potential.
  • 24 February 2009    Besides our continual progress in upgrading the Gîtes, we've also been busy making sure the web-site is spiffy and easy to use. The latest amendments should result in a faster load time as well as a more pleasing photo-viewing experience. Simply click on any enhanced photo to see the larger version.
  • 20 February 2009    For some time now, the Commune has been promising to landscape and generally beautify the car parking area. Now that France Telecom have finally buried all the 'phone lines, work is finally underway to get this work done. It's all a bit of a mess right now, but by Easter it should look really nice.
  • 30 June 2008    Bill has started up a personal blog. It is very new (and thereore, very empty!) but might provide some of you with continuing news and entertainment from the world of Maison de la Famille! It is at http://zeltus.eu/blog/ for those who are interested and have the time to browse.
  • 20 May 2008    The area of land next to us, which is curently being used as a car park, is due to be landscaped and terraced, with trees, grass and seating. There was going to be a fountain, but it seems that will cost just a bit too much. All this is scheduled to happen in February 2009. Shame it can't be sooner, but then, may be France Telecom wil lhave replaced al the overhead lines with underground ones by then, which will alos help make the village ever more atractive.
  • 7 March 2008    Hooray! The boulangerie is open. And as promised, Nellie is selling a goodly assortment of everything not just bread. She is also well aware that we can pass a fair amount of British customers her way and so is stocking some UK goods. I'm still trying to convince her about ginger beer however!
  • 15 November 2007    Call us for free! Yes, really! Using Skype to speak to us for nothing! - our skype userid is zeltus.
  • 2 October 2007    A lot of time has been re-vamping the website, to make it a) rather more easier to navigate as well as b) easier to maintain.
  • 27 September 2007    Hooray! Broadband has finally been installed in the village. This means we are able to offer wireless Internet access to those who simply can't (or won't) stay out of contact with the office. We can offer limited access to our own computers, or you can bring a laptop and connect using wireless (802.11b or g) protocols.
  • 7 July 2007    We've equipped all the gîtes with DVD players - bring your own or browse our own collection. They also double up as mp3 players, for the technically aware. We've also started updating the photographs on the website, now that the place has changed so much since the originals were installed.
  • 25 February 2007    Guests have been supplying us with copies of their holiday snaps. We've put them on-line in our Rogue's Gallery. Enjoy!
  • 06 January 2007    We are getting some really flattering feedback from guests - have a look at our Guestbook for a selection of our favourite comments. We're really pleased at these and fully intend to maintain our standards.
    An increasing number of hits are coming from people using Firefox - I've spent no small amount of time trying to make sure the pages are usable under this browser. It's still quite clunky, but I claim it is at least usable! Don't hesitate to contact me if you see any "funnies"
  • 05 January 2007    Welcome Packs can now be ordered and will be waiting for you on arrival. For just 20&eur; we will supply the following items so that you have a few essentials for your first evening, thus saving you the need to stop for shopping en route. Simply fill in the relevant section on the booking form.
    • Baguette.
    • Butter - 250 grams.
    • Orange or Grapefruit juice - let us know your preference.
    • Milk - 1 litre.
    • Coffee - 50 grams.
    • Tea - 25 teabags.
    • Eggs - half a dozen.
    • Biscuits
    • Mineral water.
    • Cheese (Brie).
    • Ham slices.

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