Monthly Archives: May 2017

Interesting food and drink available in La France

OK, what are these? Most mysterious variety of veg on the seed display. Wonder if they will go well with this bottle of Blanquette given to us by our remaining neighbours, with flakes of gold leaf in it!? Advertisements

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All manner of pretty things

You are going to see lots of posts like this. If you aren’t keen, look away now; I am not at all offended if you un-follow or un-friend me or whatever it is you can un-do. In the middle of … Continue reading

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What a day!

It’s glorious here in le vrai sud de France weatherwise; perhaps not the ideal day for running around. Down to the dechetterie with renovation detritus, all super-heavy. Then had we to get three big solid twelve foot roof joists down … Continue reading

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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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