Around La Charite

Well settled in now, and examining the surroundings and sharing rugby with Aussie visitors.


The rugby world cup kicked off last week and a Rugby mad Aussie boat arrived on the moorings , at the same time  as the Australia v Fiji was starting on the telly.  After much ribbing about the Ashes loss, and the Davis Cup loss, I invited them in to watch a rare Aussie victory.  This before the English loss to Wales and before the crunch game coming up against the Aussies next Saturday.  If we lose I will not be able to rib visiting Aussies again, disaster.

The good weather has meant we have been able to get out and about this week and last night we set the alarm for 4 am and had an amazing view of super moon eclipse, no light pollution here so fantastic views for a whole hour, and fried egg sandwiches before going back to bed.


The local market on Wednesday mornings is a little joy, not a massive amount of stalls but high quality local produce.


La Charite is a rich historical place and a lot of money has been spent renovating its historic buildings, and on a  beautiful September day extremely pleasant place to stroll around



The renovated interiors are equally impressive.


Teresa has been drawing away most  days and completed her first commissioned work this week, a dog called Brian.  If you want to commission a work of your dog, cat,  child, parents partner contact Teresa direct  initially on the comments section of this Blog but hopefully soon she will  have her own web site, watch this space.


When leaving the large church in La Charite Teresa spotted this ‘Father Christmas’ character relaxing before his annual rush to build and deliver  all those toys.

This post was written by Terry Barrett

Photographs by Tes


  • Freda Bostock

    Brian is absolutely fabulous, he just looks like he is listening to every word, so lifelike, congratulations Teresa, a very talented lady. You all looked very happy watching the rugby, fingers crossed for Saturday.
    Santa best thinking of doing some work soon – Christmas is getting frightening close!

  • Hilary Cox

    Good to hear you guys are doing so well! We have just worked our last Moho Show this season – Hallelujah! Were planning to cross to France ASAP but Vic talked me into buying a new van (I still have reservations!) So our departure may be somewhat delayed as we sort out finances and handover. LOVE the dog artwork – it is AMAZING! May have to get Pops to ‘sit’ for you – hehe. Love to you both & Gladys xxx

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