Monthly Archives: July 2018

Restoration rescue dog update- Bronte’s surgery

My poor dog. Stumbling about with the equivalent of a satellite dish on her head! We have had to completely reorganise the house and the terrace to accommodate this blunderbuss, until our marvelous vet gives her the ten day inspection. … Continue reading

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Campagne en fête

The village had a rather good night market featuring local producers of food and wine, sheep’s milk ice cream and olive oil, a chanteuse and “restauration sur place” of course. Trev had a plate of meat, lots of meat, with … Continue reading

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slub silk – dupion v shantung

OK, this post is a bit “niche”, but I had to share the thrill of unpacking more bargain buys from French ebay. These vintage curtains are made from silk dupion (dupioni) in a typically subtle ivory cream with cream and … Continue reading

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