Monthly Archives: January 2015

Episode 97- This post’s a bit blue for you

Renovation, restoration, colourisation It started in the “garage” of the French village house (or rather, the “atelier” now, if you don’t mind) around the door frames-left It crept up the stairs as a painted skirting (base) board (!?)      … Continue reading

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Episode 96- Will France work? Will I work in France?

Renovation, restoration, distraction My view here from my home office in the UK is somewhat marred by the industrial units on the far horizon So, will I even be able to work in the French village house without being distracted … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three

I am not an expert on ceramics, too much out there and too many collectors to compete with, but if I see a piece with great shape or colours at a bargain basement price, well it’s tempting. Like my antique … Continue reading

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It’s fer,ff,fer,fer, freezing

With the UK experiencing the coldest night of the winter so far, I thought I would share my latest slow-cooker recipe. We are big fans of the slow-cooker.We have Trev’s old late 1970’s glazed pottery version at the French house … Continue reading

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Stone Love – A little village in the South of France

Renovation, Restoration, Triangulation Ok, so here we have the village of Campagne-sur-Aude. Unique in it’s central 11th century fort, housing the church, the Templar Knights’ quarters, Masters House, smithy, armoury and stables. Around this circular structure, what is now the … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- In which my faith in human nature is restored

The “Thursday Three” is usually a snapshot of my vintage and antique pieces and home decor bargains, but today I am taking a different perspective. Following a tough & challenging couple of weeks for many people (and I include all  … Continue reading

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Thoughts of France

It doesn’t seem appropriate to post light-hearted  blogs at the moment. My last one was scheduled as I am frantically busy with work at present. Can we just say, to all our French friends, that we feel for you G … Continue reading

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