Episode 62- A wake up call…………..

renovation, restoration, much trepidation…………….2013

The old part of the village is wired, via a set of loudspeakers, to the Mayor’s office. This is common, apparently.

We hadn’t even noticed this until our second season at Maison Priest when I was abruptly awoken by a stern female voice imparting the solemn information that the weekly fish van visit to the square was imminent. This disembodied voice sounded alarmingly close , so I leaned out of the window to see our usually slow and sedate neighbour scooting off up the street, at amazing speed  for an nonagenarian, with two huge empty shopping bags (whale for dinner perhaps?)

I don’t know which wag decided to site the speaker right opposite our house, but when your street is this narrow that’s just about as  close as you can get.012

I peep through our prettily painted shutters. pity the rest of our chaotic hovel is not as well finished as these . I have to admit that Trevor is PDG (pretty damn good) at painting woodwork.

Things are happening, possibilities are materialising, this is what we planned all along.

To create the best little village house in the Languedoc Roussillon and live here in the real south of France full time.

So why, when our ten year dream is finally looking like a real possibility, do I feel so anxious and unprepared????

My stomach is churning just writing these words……………….

About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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5 Responses to Episode 62- A wake up call…………..

  1. Ah but it will stop doing so when you get there 🙂


  2. I think it is a number of things,
    The imminent reality after years of dreaming
    The economic implications of giving up work (although we have an option or two in the French pipeline)
    The potential effect on the close relationship I have with my children ( who are 36 & 30 so don’t laugh) and my grandson of course

    I was so brave when I was younger, I lived all over the place and embraced each new experience with gusto and simply trusted that everything would turn out OK
    Think I need to relocate my intrepid adventurer spirit!


  3. It’s so exciting to think of you getting close to the finish line. What do you think you are anxious about?


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