Monthly Archives: August 2017

Blog Moot

This is how we water the floral displays down here in Quillan. Whilst balancing on the back of a pick up truck. Anyway, blog- buddies, I was going to suggest a meet up soon. We could do this Ent style … Continue reading

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Housses de coussin and antimaccassars

Ok, what is an antimaccassar?  for those of you who may be less obsessed with the minutiae of textiles than I am. they are small fabric mats placed over the back of chairs to protect them. Mainly, in the Victorian … Continue reading

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Episode 160- the penultimate bit of plasterboarding

This was the entrance to the kitchen when we bought the French house. You may struggle to see all the improvements but we can! Above and to the left of the doorway (in which there will be no door) there … Continue reading

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Episode 159- Working on the salon door

Do you remember the truly hideous door in the salon? This did not say “hello, I’m a French village house salon door” in any language. It’s sole merit was that it fitted, and adjusting reclaimed doors, or their frames, to fit … Continue reading

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temporary pets- and some plants at last

I should have started buying plants earlier in the season but at last we have some foliage on the terrace. I rescued this hibiscus “Lavender Chiffon” from a Vide-Grenier. It was an unhappy yellow but is now photo-synthesing away in … Continue reading

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Rideaux de porte- door curtains

I though you might like to see my  “new” door curtains. You may recall that we have a “Jack & Jill” shower room on the second floor at the French village house. We now have functional locks on the access … Continue reading

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temporary pets

I think it may be time to get Trevor a pet. This is the man who “didn’t do pets” when I met him and is now morphing into the Creature Whisperer. The Bride and I found this almost adult Hirondelle … Continue reading

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