I first fell in love with France in 1975 when I stayed with a family in the south west region of Lot et Garonne.

I have visited this region many times over the years and I now own my own house in a small village called Condat on the edge of Fumel.

I have named my house Chez-Tournesol, which means home of the sunflower, because this region grows this flower in abundance and I had my house completely renovated in a beautiful yellow colour.

I have set up Chez-Tournesol for holiday lets and for my own use. I plan to spend more time in France over the next few years.

I wish to improve my french language and explore the area in more depth, giving me a greater insight into this region of France; the geography and history.