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Painting at Perrot in the Dordogne

Simon Brown and Charlotte run a
painting holiday course which I and my wife
Barbara and friends Alec and Sandra attended in
early May. Two of us were painting but Barbara and
Alec biked or walked, built walls or worked on an Opera
production coming up in October. The accommodation was in
a charming old Perigordian farmhouse which is in the process of
being restored,rebuilt and improved - a never ending task, it seems.
The journey there was incredibly simple. Hopped on a suburban train
at Windsor into Waterloo, changed platforms onto the Eurostar,
did the same at Lille on to the TGV to Bordeaux. We got off at
Libourne, just before Bordeaux, and caught a local train to
Lilande, where Simon was waiting with a mini bus
to collect
us and two
others who
were also
on the same train.

The front gates 
of Perrot, with
the huge Chestnut 
tree in the courtyard 
at the rear 
(see below)

The studio is 
to the left
and the steps 
rise up to the 
main accomodation
in the farmhouse
 

another view 
of the farmhouse

The swimming pool, 
recently constructed

Alec, a non-painter, 
passed the time 
building a small 
wall panel

The studio where a lot 
of the work took place. 
A selection of the 
paintings can be 
found on the
next page

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