Episode 69- Perspectives……(a shift in)

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Well you just never know what life will throw at you.

If we go down the simplistic “everything happens for a reason” road, then Trevor’s sudden and unprecedented health scare could be taken as a timely wake-up call.

Maybe it’s time to get our head out of the clouds and look at everything from a different  angle.

We have allowed things to drift a bit; understandable really as we thought we had time on our side for the French project. Maybe we still have, but we need to stop dreaming and start doing.

We have been concentrating on making enough  money to get through this renovation project and lost sight of just why we are doing this in the first place. Time to shift a gear or two.

As well as analysing OUR personal outlook, we have a couple of pressing practical problems to think about as the end is finally in sight on the village  house.

(1) I look out of the kitchen window  at one of the most charming, authentic  and chic houses in the village –above left-(How are we I going to live up to THAT?) ((my French linen and voile blinds are cute though, huh?))

(2) Even with the French doors into courtyard at the rear and a lighter paint job, the cave is still going to be dark (30 feet long with no natural light source in the middle) this is going to test all my design skills…-right Also have had to grudgingly concede that French doors at front into street are not practical; a heavy, traditional hardwood door with a big glass panel and black cast iron decorative grill is  best option. We could look forever for an antique or  vintage door with the right dimensions or we can have one made ( cost alarm goes off!)

Then again, we are economising on coffee tables in France (THAT’S where those damn earrings are!) DSC02761


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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One Response to Episode 69- Perspectives……(a shift in)

  1. Lynda says:

    Oh hey, you may not own the lovelies out your window, but with a view like that who needs curtains? Relax, enjoy what you’ve accomplished and by all means enjoy that view!


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