We have all gone a lttle light-headed here...
Yes indeed, it is sold. At last.
This means that with any luck, over the next 12 months there will be a lot more blog posts about the progress we are making with the house. Also, because we should be in Preuilly more often, we will be able to take a closer look at day to day life in a small town in the Loire valley. Unfortunately, it does mean that there will be slightly less history and wildlife, but we have promised ourself that restoring the house won't be a 25 hour a day, 8 day week jobbie. We have heard too many stories (and while we were looking at houses to buy, seen too much evidence) of people who flog themselves into the ground, forgetting not only why they moved to France, but that the purpose of life is to live it a little. Thus we have promised ourselves a day a week to do "us" things and keep exploring.
When I bought my house in Australia many people asked if I knew what I was doing in buying such an old house - maybe even 70 years old!
You will now excuse me while I do a little happy dance.
(these photos were taken from the real estate agent's site, hence the quality)