Monthly Archives: May 2016

Tread carefully….

Many moons ago; maybe six years, we decided that the lethal access to the terrace bedroom needed addressing urgently. ( HA!) The reason for the crazy perch of that doorway over the stairs is that the terrace bedroom side of … Continue reading

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French village houses

Taking our promenade around Campagne one evening we notice that many of our neighbours are painting their shutters and walls. There are no colour restrictions imposed here; despite the historical buildings and yes, you can see the church from our … Continue reading

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Some you win some you lose

It’s a miracle! The last row of insulation batts going under the kitchen floor butted up perfectly against our crazy walls. REE….sult. The last whole plank of wood under the window is tough to get in as no room on … Continue reading

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Episode 140 – the phoenix will rise, eventually

I have been prompted to post today by three things really- after reading about  Poshbirdy’s mammoth work on “de-guano-ing” her attic in her recent post on 23/05/16 “L’Air de Pigeons“; https://poshbirdyblog.wordpress.com/ I had also been looking at the photos on … Continue reading

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French Property P**n Fix- pratique? non…..!

I have had to censor my own posts FOR THE FIRST TIME on FPP because several folk have searched and found me using the tags “French P**n” ; I expect they were very disappointed when this search led them only … Continue reading

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Kissing coussins

DO you remember the three antique Indian cushion covers that I rescued and washed about fifty posts ago? No? And the others I’ve tried in the salon that don’t work because the house does not appreciate dainty textiles that any … Continue reading

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Buying Property in France- A cautionary tale

Just to let you know, I now take requests.See “Taste of France” blog- https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/37172339/posts/1025435832 The area around Puivert is mentioned. Very pretty, has a chateau & museum, too cold for me. It took a while for us to find out … Continue reading

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