Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Thursday Three- French Chic & Perfect Period Pastels

After lots of thought and a few experiments the palette for the village house in France has  been set. Although we have increased the total area of usable/habitable rooms from 80 to just over 120 square metres approx I still … Continue reading

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Cooker Contenders- Colour me Confused!

Oh no, not MORE choices Having been dragged on a 100 mile round trip by Trevor to look at MORE range cookers for The French Kitchen, we now have two MORE contenders “AAARRRGGGHHH><{}_%^/’#)*++**&^!?” The Bertazzoni   AD905mFE http://www.uk.bertazzoni.com -Right Trevor … Continue reading

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Episode 85- Loving the Languedoc, crazy for Campagne

renovation, restoration, realisation Sometime I need to remind myself why we started this big adventure to rescue a sad village house and why this is, in a very literal way, rescuing us. Time I think  to focus on the many … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- more hot topics and VERY EARLY

Whilst I spend many happy (and some less than  happy hours) considering exactly what we are going to put into our French “desres” WHAT, you may well ask, does Trevor think of all this pondering & soul searching? Well, I … Continue reading

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Episode 84- What changes can be made to an old building?

Renovation, restoration, regulations. If you are planning to buy with a view to restoring and/or renovating an old building in France, I have three pieces of advice for you- 1) Do your homework 2) Take the advice of, or better … Continue reading

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French Doors – a few more from a little village in the Languedoc

Renovation, restoration, prime location in France-As my readers seem to love photos of wonderful old doors, I have been out and about around Campagne-sur-Aude and today I bring you a new selection. Left- This is the side door of the … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- A floral theme today

I really should stop buying stuff that does not have a definite use yet, but I saw this heavy vintage  runner-left- with the right colours for the terrace bedroom and thought it could be mounted as a panel on the … Continue reading

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