Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Thursday Three- Botanical prints

Another ebay find for France, we collected these antique prints from “down south”. The previous owners having swapped their classic Victorian style sitting room decor for  what the French call the “Indu-recup” (with an accent over the e) style, so … Continue reading

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Episode 48- In which we begin to see the light…….

Renovation, restoration, progression! 2012 I am VERY EXCITED. As per post “Episode 41” we have finally resolved the cave access and layout issues. It is now  simple matter of sorting out the final plumbing  runs and the prospect of having … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- un peut tard

Yes I am struggling to keep up with things, seems I am either in front or behind Being complete fool I am taking on another new commitment too……will keep you guessing on that one Anyway, les trois pour jeudi- three … Continue reading

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Episode 47- In which Trevor lives dangerously….

renovation, restoration, potential hospitalisation…August 2012 We land at Carcassonne airport EXTREMELY early. As we had to drive down to Stansted airport in the early hours of the morning, we have had about an hours’ sleep. Well, I  had an hour … Continue reading

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Episode 46- South of France, colour inspiration

renovation,restoration, colours and  inspiration-May 2012 I am beginning to understand why artists who have spent time in the South of France have rhapsodised about the quality of light and the way it creates the unique colours here. left- Snow topped … Continue reading

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Episode 45- Angst and Anguish at Apartment 45-AAARRRGGGHHH!

renovation, restoration, bureaucratic frustration…..Summer 2012 It is a truth universally acknowledged ( As a famous lady author stated in a somewhat different context) that just when you are are congratulating yourself on how swimmingly things are pootling along, at last,  … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Treasure post today instead!

Yes I know it’s only Tuesday, but 1) I have my Intermediate French class tomorrow ( for which I confess I haven’t done my homework yet- don’t tell Professeur Dora!) and.. 2) I have to put on my special outfit … Continue reading

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