Monthly Archives: March 2017

I have been awarded – Blog sur Aude in top 100 renovation blog list

Gosh. Blog-sur-Aude has been included in a list of the top 100 renovation blogs. Number 91, but hey….. I have no idea how we managed this, but thanks anyway! Click on medal link right for the others. Thank you Dan (my … Continue reading

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Economication. That’s the name of the game.

So, ply is hard to find in France and relatively expensive. Chip board also. So in the first floor kitchen we put down a sub tile floor using our leftover stash of tongue and groove remnants; to be covered by … Continue reading

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In which I find that I cannot prove that I exist

So, those bags under my eyes and the staring, slightly manic and demented look in those eyes might give some hint of my Current Mental State. OK, I’ve cranked the contrast up a little bit, which gives me chipmunk cheeks! … Continue reading

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Small steps and hot French finds

Little bits done this week. Finished laying terre cuite hearth in salon, edging next. Also finally decided on floor finish for wet/cooker wall in kitchen. Whilst loading said option, I spotted this chaux (lime) based natural paint in Brico-Depot in … Continue reading

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Oh Fuite-ing Hell!

OK, what is this? Let me just confirm that it’s not one of my paint effects. It’s on the dining room ceiling. What’s above? The terrace. Dern, dern dern, dern, deeeerrrrrnnn……..

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Paper, boxes, benches

Whilst shredded paper won’t be in short supply en France, I am wondering if we will still be able to get recycled cardboard boxes to post out our pieces? Maybe someone can tell me a source for these ? And … Continue reading

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Ready, Shreddy, GO!

So, the logistics of making a relatively simple move. Why does no one ever blog about the sheer slog and the practical detail of moving to another country? Boring? Is it? ………….Tough! This is the “warts and all” blog diary, … Continue reading

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