Monthly Archives: April 2017

Photographer Dan Bladen

We are right in the middle of what I will refer to as a bureaucratic issue with the move. Don’t ask. You really don’t want to know. So, sometimes stepping away from a trying situation is the best policy. As … Continue reading

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Predilections Prédilections – more faux amis?

link here-false friends Well this is interesting. Type in “predilection” and Google’s first definition thrown up is below in italics:- Is it me or do the examples quoted smack of VERY personal preferences!? “”predilection ˌpriːdɪˈlɛkʃ(ə)n/ noun plural noun: predilections  preference … Continue reading

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Episode 153 part 2- needful things

Many of you are au fait with the contents of my head and my idea of what is important. So, here are the contents of the latest boxes packed today. Remember these items are what I deem to be needful for … Continue reading

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Episode 153- In which we do some editing and consider what happened to the Great British Pub

I am of the opinion that moving countries and downsizing both your life and your house is not so much stressful as Profoundly Mentally Taxing. I have this button here that allows me to preview changes before I post. Now … Continue reading

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Good Friday French Property P**n

Joyeuses Pâques! For no reason other than that I need a French Fix. I am currently in quicksand             http://www.zsazsabellagio.blogspot.com/ http://www.terresetdemeuresdefrance.com/ Not France, actually Amsterdam, but for the colour palette and painted ceiling http://www.peterkorver.com/ By … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three – 1930s woolwork embroidery panels

I have just taken delivery of these three woolwork panels, completed around 1939. Classic designs for France. Not in greatest condition when they arrived, stiff with dust and some odd marks. All have come out with a delicate wash. This … Continue reading

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A few French antique textiles for your delectation

Look at this link sent to me by Blog-buddy Lynda.  lovely stuff! Hope Lori from Humble Quilts ( as above) is OK with me posting this link. I can’t find anything on her site that discourages it; but, as ever, … Continue reading

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