Monthly Archives: May 2017

Je suis obsédé par tissu, fils à coudre et passementerie

I cannot imagine that you haven’t noticed this fact. This is why I need my Giant Vintage Woolwork Sewing  Box/Footstool. See my post- Selfie with footstool I decided to edit through this old sewing basket, formerly my mother’s. Not her … Continue reading

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Driza bone – or tiling by Tonto

So Trev went to war on the kitchen floor. This certainly looks like “warpaint” (PC alert- I hope no one is offended) In fact its the water/dust spray from his serious tile cutter. He says that the brick tiles I … Continue reading

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Sealing the shower- glass mosaic tiles

Do you remember the issues with the shower on the 2nd floor at the house? It is lined with six large panels of very beautiful silvery grey/blue granite. These are marked with 90 years of limescale but we are hoping … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three – and some thoughts on storage.

I don’t think you have seen these? The bug lamp, the Art Nouveau copper dustpan, this little painting? Actually you might be able to help me, I have been looking for a copper handled brush to match the pan, does … Continue reading

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Episode 154- The Big One

I am on the terrace with a large glass of Gamay. Trev is in the shower; I can hear the groans as he unfold the kinks in his back from the long drive. It would have been a much more … Continue reading

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No! No! and Thrice No!!!

It started with my car. I have a ten year old Smart Forfour  and I am very attached to it. It has taken me all over the UK in comfort and economy and squeezes into small parking spaces. It is … Continue reading

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A brief lull on the crooked path to our great escape

Francetaste, you might want to look away now. I know you want to see the bigger picture but the detail is all I have right now. I’ve just packed the penultimate box . Or rather repacked a box that had … Continue reading

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