August 13th marked five years in France for the Daggs. Wow! So to celebrate the occasion, here are 13 photos from those early days in August 2006. I think you’ll find them fascinating, especially if you’ve ever done anything similar, or are planning to.

There was a lot of rubbish to clear out.

Benj with an ancient agricultural implement

The christening robes we found.

Happy Ruadhri, taking all the upheaval in his stride.

Caiti in an old dress, hat and cape we found.

We still haven't used all that barbed wire up.

Concrete delivery.

Classy dining.

Still sharing Les Fragnes with cows.

Kitchen cum living room cum bedroom

Hunter Ruadhri!

Reflective and reflected Caiti.

Down comes 200 years' worth of rat poo - on Chris!

It’s been quite an adventure. I wonder what the next five years will bring? Somehow, I don’t think it will be dull.