Category Archives: Renovation and restoration diary- France

Diary of the renovation and restoration work on our village house and seaside apartment in the Languedoc Roussillon, France

Predilections Prédilections – more faux amis?

link here-false friends Well this is interesting. Type in “predilection” and Google’s first definition thrown up is below in italics:- Is it me or do the examples quoted smack of VERY personal preferences!? “”predilection ˌpriːdɪˈlɛkʃ(ə)n/ noun plural noun: predilections  preference … Continue reading

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Episode 153- In which we do some editing and consider what happened to the Great British Pub

I am of the opinion that moving countries and downsizing both your life and your house is not so much stressful as Profoundly Mentally Taxing. I have this button here that allows me to preview changes before I post. Now … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three – 1930s woolwork embroidery panels

I have just taken delivery of these three woolwork panels, completed around 1939. Classic designs for France. Not in greatest condition when they arrived, stiff with dust and some odd marks. All have come out with a delicate wash. This … Continue reading

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Floored

We found the brick paviours. They will work in kitchen and the cave. We are NOT going to conveniently drop on the 34 square metres of reclaimed floor tiles or brick that we need, within our budget, the minute we … Continue reading

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I have been awarded – Blog sur Aude in top 100 renovation blog list

Gosh. Blog-sur-Aude has been included in a list of the top 100 renovation blogs. Number 91, but hey….. I have no idea how we managed this, but thanks anyway! Click on medal link right for the others. Thank you Dan (my … Continue reading

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Economication. That’s the name of the game.

So, ply is hard to find in France and relatively expensive. Chip board also. So in the first floor kitchen we put down a sub tile floor using our leftover stash of tongue and groove remnants; to be covered by … Continue reading

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In which I find that I cannot prove that I exist

So, those bags under my eyes and the staring, slightly manic and demented look in those eyes might give some hint of my Current Mental State. OK, I’ve cranked the contrast up a little bit, which gives me chipmunk cheeks! … Continue reading

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