Friday, October 16, 2009

House hunting in France via the Brittany holiday cottage with pool

During the low season you may wish to book the Brittany holiday cottage with pool as a base for house hunting in Brittany, the normal cost per week is £249 but if you book 4 weeks then the cost is just £700.

I know from experience how frustrating house hunting can be, when I came over in 2005 I spent a week driving over 1500 miles to look at 6 properties before selecting La Forge and La Veille Maison. The cost of the trip, including hotels, ferries, food and travel was almost £1700 for my farther and myself.

It could have been a great deal more if I had not fallen in love with La Forge and had to make additional trips.

With that in mind I had an idea to help save people the same expense and heart ache as I came across when driving for over 8 hours to find a property that was nothing like the advertisement from the estate agents or the web site.

I'm not a qualified surveyor but I do have an eye for a property and have decided to promote my services to view properties for the benefit of interested parties. I will go view the property you like, take pictures of every angle and room and give my account of the area and property, saving you time, money and heart ache.

The cost for me to view your potential French dream is £195 any where in Brittany.

If your interested in the service then just send me an email via my website and I'll contact you to discuss.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Brittany holiday cottage with pool and gym

Training came to a close at the Brittany holiday cottage with pool and gym this weekend with the show happening on Saturday.

My target weight was 13st-13 4lbs and no matter how hard I tried the weight did not come off, even loosing 10lbs in the last week, with a show weight of 14st 4lbs.

I knew before the day that the likely hood would be last place and sure enough that was where I finished, however I'm still very positive because for the last 5 years I have failed to loose any weight, sticking at 17st 5lbs, so to loose 3 stone this year I'm thrilled.

Whats next....well the plan is to keep up with the normal diet and loose a pond per week with the aim of hitting 12st 7lbs as a competition weight next year.

I was worried before the show that because of on going injuries my legs would look small, but in fact they were bigger than most, as was my back, I just needed better condition.

Chatting to some of the guys, they compete every year and only stay a stone away from there show weights.

So I'll be back in the gym at the Brittany holiday cottage over the next 12 months and out on the bike with a view of doing so much better in 2010, the bug is back and I'm enjoying the training and the journey to competition day.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Brittany holiday cottage with private pool and gym

Well the diet is going very well while trainning in the gym at the Brittany holiday cottage, just eating boiled chicken and drinking bottled water. I'm loosing a pound per day and at 14st 6lbs this morning I think my target of being under 14st will be hit.

Started the self tanning lotion yesterday and looking very brown today.

Off too the public gym tonight in Pontivey for my final leg workout and basically for a pose in front of everyone.....well its not often you look so lean, might as well enjoy it.

Early next year I'm looking to buy a leg extension and leg curl machine to provide a greater range of exercises to be performed at the Brittany holiday cottages gym, I sill have plenty of room for some additional equipment.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Brittany holiday cottage with pool and gym

With just 6 days before the Mike Williams NPA classic, training is at the last stages at the Brittany holiday cottage with pool and gym.

Yesterday I went out for my longest bike ride around 25-30 miles, without any carbs it was really hard work and 5 miles from home I pinched an apple for alittle energy to get me back from a farmers field.

Today I weighed just under 14st 10lbs and tomorrow I start just eating boiled chicken and drinking just water. I will start eating carbs on Thursday and Friday will consume 10 grammes of vitamin C with black coffee which combined act as a natural diuretic.

I have just 2 more workouts left in the Brittany holiday cottage gym and with energy levels at an all time low I'm just looking forward to competition day.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Brittany holiday cottage with pool

Today Spike and the girls left the Brittany holiday cottage with pool for a vacation at a friends while I work. This gives me a few months to re-plant the chicken run. I popped into a garden centre this week and bought a box of Trefle Violet, a plant thats great for animal feed which I intend to sow in the run along with grass seed.

I'm looking to have just 2 hens next season with the idea of having a couple of ducks as well.

Looking forward to keeping some ducks next year and having a variety of eggs in the morning to eat and seeing the reaction of the children staying at the Brittany holiday cottage with pool.