Monthly Archives: March 2016

The horrible kitchen ceiling – more quandaries

Well, that’s a surprise. The underside of the ceiling looks pretty good cleaned off. As this side of the house was half a barn till roughly adapted by the addition of a floor and window sixty years ago, this is … Continue reading

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Episode 135 Part 1 – the horrible kitchen ceiling

It’s not pretty is it, the kitchen ceiling? It does not shout ” French Country Village House” in any language.It’s got to go. It has been suggested that we board over it, but no. As we are gluttons for continuous … Continue reading

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Practising what I preach ? a thought for all of us

  “Change Your Life Today Don’t bet on the future act now, without delay”

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The Thursday Three – And a lesson in staying open minded about your restoration plans

I thought I had it sussed out in the salle d’eau off the cave bedroom I had bought a smoky glass bowl and an Art Deco style stand for that room. Plus the tap, plus the waste. I liked it, … Continue reading

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Oh Well !

Here is the official well, situated  behind the Templar church of Saint Sébastien. A very knowledgeable local who has an encyclopedic knowledge of the oral history of Campagne-sur-Aude has been digging out and restoring this well- check out page 12 … Continue reading

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Episode 134 – Small room, big headache

It’s a bit of a pain,  the deuxième étage shower room. It has basically looked like this since we demolished the wall that divided the tulip bedroom in half; one side then a dark box save for the tiny dirty skylight … Continue reading

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Don’t Look Now

I will be one of these, in a few years, I hope.. Sitting on a bench, in a French village, enjoying the sunshine and indulging in a little hot gossip. I found these ladies-left–  on https://uk.pinterest.com/goleuddydd/old-ladies/ I don’t feel that … Continue reading

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