In June 2012, after a week’s holiday in their former Auvergne railway station, completely converted into a comfortable gite (see photo), Dirk and Inge decided to spend another week in the south of France. So They found by chance Le Somail and were instantly in love with this charming hamlet. After working in a bank for thirty years, Dirk felt it was time to give his life a new direction. Inge also wanted to breathe a different air than that of the library where she worked for quite a while. Because their children, however, had not yet completed their education at that time, the idea was difficult to realize. In 2015, the pieces of the puzzle fell together perfectly: The eldest son, Bram, gets a nice job and buys his own house. Lowie gets his driver’s license and can start working as a lab technician. Finally their daughter Pippa graduated as an event manager and … Inge sees on the Web that the Bed & Breakfast at Le Somail, where they had the breath taken for years, is for sale. A few months later they were sitting at the notary’s and this meant a farewell to Belgium.
Now they are enjoying «their» Neptune on the banks of the Canal du Midi and hope to welcome you one of these days to be part of their dream they have cherished for so long.