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 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