Monthly Archives: July 2016

Woo-hoo! L’escalier is painted

In case you were all wondering whether my Refined-Rustic vision for the village house was edging dangerously  toward just refined ( i. e the chandelier, or ” the shandAYhlia” as Trev now calls it in  a lousy Cockney accent) I … Continue reading

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In which I do something I’m not sure the house wants, but it’s exactly right

Yes, I said the house doesn’t want anything as glamorous as a chandelier. They are for grand houses like bizzyella’s and poshbirdy’s, not mine. But I had this little Italian one I bought ten years ago that sat in the … Continue reading

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I want, I need

Trevor has been boxing in the radiator/pipes as we finish off the kitchen floor. As I said to him yesterday, we now have several spaces that are looking dangerously close to the finishing line, can we cope ?(haha!) This house, … Continue reading

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Le petit voleur or “Carpe Panem”

I have no idea how good these photos are as they were taken and posted on a mobile phone. What is clear is that opportunism is alive and well in the Languedoc. Not only did this cheeky chappie make off … Continue reading

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The Curtain Smuggler

Well, you know that I refuse to pay for hold luggage on Ryanair, unless it’s packed with antique textiles. So, I can pack  a fortnight’s capsule wardrobe and all associated necessities into  a cabin bag AND stay inside the weight … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three – la chance

This post was delayed out of respect. Many, many moons ago (maybe ten years?) I bought this slub silk and velvet cushion just because I liked it. For me, that’s usually sufficient reason to buy anything. Currently, I am trimming … Continue reading

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Nice – Solidarité, compassion, tristesse

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