Monthly Archives: June 2016

It’s not all been doom and gloom this month

After many kind pep-talks via my blog visitors and followers, I am taking “Ellen A’s” sensible advice; she says that she is quite happy to read about our furniture rescuing activities whilst we collect our very scattered thoughts. These tables … Continue reading

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A post script

Thank you all for your support, but I’m not at all sure where to go post wise next. Certainly I cannot go back to posts about antiques or pretty features or decorating or new kitchens. I can’t just use this … Continue reading

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What next for the French project?

OK, it’s Monday. How do I feel today? Well, as one of my kind and empathetic blog buddies reminded me on Saturday, during a few stern pep talks, this is the “warts and all” blog so I will tell true. … Continue reading

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EU referendum – what now?

In shock; not so much at my fellow British voters who have seemingly not grasped what 52% of them have just done, but at the ramifications of this vote both personally and globally. Blog- sur- Aude may not post for … Continue reading

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Chop Chop – skirting around French kitchen restoration

If you have been paying attention, you will recall that in order to find the wooden staircase we cut a while back, we had to clean up and tidy the cave. This was going to be the last job on … Continue reading

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Faïence in France – Tile Style- Getting it just right

http://www.faience-ponchon.com/ http://www.homeceramics.com.tn/Content/Pages/Faience-gres.html   There are some gorgeous kitchen tiles available right now, and I was very tempted by these mixed designs- above- for a while, and they may well have worked Chez Nous, but as ever I am drawn back to … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three – woolly thinking and a new apprentice

How do they meet this price point? I thought Primark had moved away from sweat shops? I don’t know, this cushion was made in India, in a wool like fabric with faux patent leather piping. It’s quite spectacular and would … Continue reading

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