Monthly Archives: October 2017

Friday night out at the Café de Fa

Highly recommended if you are in the Aude. Last Friday night every month at the cafe de fa Very good fish and chips and chocolate moelleux plus Anne de Joyeuse house wine. Music by the Zap Jazz Trio; who last … Continue reading

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Episode 162- The herringbone kitchen ceiling realised

From this left to this right-photos via these links first stage second stage How? We removed the grotty ceiling tiles (if you are following in our footsteps, PLEASE check that these tiles are not asbestos based!) Clean underside of ceiling … Continue reading

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Monday, and the weekend’s booty

Saturday saw us trawling the big Vide Grenier that forms part of Espezel’s agricultural and artisan fair Foire Espezel It’s very beautiful up there in the Plateau de Sault, but at nearly 900 m above sea level, the drop in … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- copper, verse and Turkish rugs

I know copper kettles are a bit of a cliché in French country kitchens but I do like the ones with indigo and white folk painted ceramic handles and was very happy to find this one whilst out trawling with … Continue reading

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In which Trev loses the will to live again-

You may recall me buying these hand made coppery lights in M. Bricolage a couple of years ago. They had vile plastic hanging flexes. Not a problem, I made ruched linen sleeves for them (sew a tube up with a … Continue reading

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An evening in Argeles-sur-Mer

After a late changeover between a French guest and some friends of friends here, we decided to park by the town hall and walk across the bridge into Argeles village for dinner. The Eglise Notre Dame del Prat (our lady … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three – French treasures- on Monday?

As my Thursdays are usually crazy, I am posting three today- One of my new range of textiles made with vintage and recycled fabrics and trimmings Left I have started on some of these table runners which I can make … Continue reading

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Argeles- and the sun set slowly over the shreds of my sanity…

Well it felt like that anyway. With a significant increase in guests at the seaside apartment this season, we have also experienced a few “less kind” reviews. I won’t go into detail but it’s not been very nice. Fortunately, the … Continue reading

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