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 upsides to our quest

Why are we still pursuing this almost primal need to finish the house, find a way to work effectively here and escape to France full time; and why is it that our “French fix” can keep us going through the toughest times?

Because a series of mad coincidences led us to this  little corner of France

Because it’s a working village, not a picture postcard tourist trap that dies off in the winter.

Because people here have created a profound character, a strength and a spirit of place that has echoed on almost unchanged  for centuries

Because  what you can achieve here with a little money and a lot of work is worth it on every level

Because stepping out of your rut/fate/comfort zone is good for the soul

Because  the sun shines more often than not ???????????????????????????????

Because  we have found something special

Because life here is still lived, not simply endured

Because it brings out the best in us

Because we love it




Because I walked into Primark yesterday and saw this very timely, very apt & very appropriate cushion


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 85- Loving the Languedoc, crazy for Campagne

  1. Bendilyn Bach says:

    I just nominated you for a Liebster Award. 🙂 Go to my page for the rules. Cheers! http://lovingafrenchman.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/i-have-been-nominated-for-the-liebster-award/


  2. Awww. This is a lovely and touching post and so great to hear your reflections on the positive side of your journey.


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