I’ve been neglecting the Universe Blog whilst doing my 365 on The Other Place and going on holiday, so thought I’d get back to it. Last week we travelled to Normandy, France for a few days visiting historical sites. But before we hop off on a visit I’m going to show you around where we stayed. The place we stayed is called La Houssain, it’s tiny, but in it there’s an old watermill, built in the 1700’s and added to in the 18’s.
Should have moved the car but never mind. A river runs along side it (of course- it’s hard to be a watermill without water 🙂 )
The mill is nestled in woodlands and forest, and the soundtrack to life is of countless birdsongs, the breeze in the trees and the flow of the nearby river. An escape from the madding crowd, where peace and nature surround and seduce you.
There is an old building on site that once was a bakers oven, the people in the surrounding area brought their wheat to the mill to be ground, and then took it to the oven to be baked. It was our view from the front door.
Nicola, the owner, uses it to store wood for the range fire in the mill.
Nicola keeps a few sheep on her land too
Next time we’ll have a look at some of the interesting garden and water features! 🙂