Monthly Archives: January 2016

I dream about French murs, or, how walls are my new obsession

I am obsessed with looking at options for  Our French Walls. If they are flat, I will capitalise on that and consider  a little wallpaper or wonderful paint colours.I will judiciously introduce light and dark where aspect and proportions permit … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three – Rondes et Chansons

The classic French song that most of us learned if we had school French lessons. This is one of my 99p bargains, a disintegrating pile of French prints of traditional songs and rounds. Aren’t they great and won’t they frame … Continue reading

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In which I conclude that we will never be style icons

I took this as one of a series of shots trying to capture the sunlit, glittering fountain framed by the city walls. Carcassonne lower city is laid out in grid pattern like many other iconic cities worldwide. It is (architecturally) … Continue reading

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Chilled to the bone

It has been cold in the Aude, but not nearly as cold as the UK and we had three gloriously sunny days when the sun was warm enough to sit outside and take a coffee.The benches on Carcassonne’s newly finished … Continue reading

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Episode 130, brut renovation part deux

Episode 130? Wow! Who knows where the time goes? Trev’s just said that this saga will run as long as Doctor Who. I do hope not. I love the new floor. Who would have  thought that  l would ever say … Continue reading

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Brut renovation

Yes, renovation is damn hard. So, how has this working week gone so far? Well, first of all the sheer weight and volume of wood needed for our thirty foot long kitchen diner at the village house meant that making … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Boiserie, carved wood, dining furniture

Yes I know, this is a terrible picture, but it is the only one I have to hand that shows my kitchen diner at the French village house WITH DINING FURNITURE! The country table, as you now know, came from … Continue reading

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