Monthly Archives: May 2015

Dream French escape of the day; hand-picked for you

So, halfway between Argeles- sur-Mer and Campagne- sur-Aude we often stop at Maury. This is a beautiful and very French village in the heart of the Roussillon  wine growing region . With brilliant links to mountains, Mediterranean  and Perpignan city … Continue reading

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Four images of the Aude region, South of France

A selection of shots of our area; each one quintessential Aude Below left- A shutter in Campagne -sur- Aude village -Right little house by the old bridge in Campagne (is that an external interrogation chair??) the two little huts are … Continue reading

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A blast from the past- demolition diary entry DIY gets Dan-Ger-Ous

You may find my latest (toned down) post on the Period Living site- link below-amusing. I am running a few years behind on this, unlike Blog-sur-Aude which is now contemporaneous. If you want the unvarnished and unedited version, you will … Continue reading

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Episode 113- recognisable renovation progress

First of all, apologies for quality of these shots and the last two posts from France. My phone camera is not focusing properly (they looked fine on my tiny screen) Shame as we achieved quite  a lot in the salon. … Continue reading

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It’s salon..g way home

Trust me this is progress. French salon all painted now, including skirtings; apart from front wall (undercoated only) Trevor hates rollers so both parts of ceiling done with brush. Don’t think he will be waving his arms in the air … Continue reading

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From France- one corner looking ok

A little snippet of a snap showing one corner of our rapidly improving French salon. The eclectic mix of objects captured here says quite a lot about us. The “temporary” music centre Trev bought THE MINUTE we completed on the … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three – little tapestry style mats and vintage themed bedlinen

I have just acquired these little heraldic themed mats in coloured silk with the look of medieval tapestries and  edged in a gimp braid with fine old gilt wire woven in. All hand sewn I will look for a vintage … Continue reading

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