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

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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Thank you B&L

Now and then I am reminded of why I do what I do for the day job. Some of my Clients know that I have this whole other life too. These two do. So thank you.  

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Episode 165: Bench Marks

Those of you who have stuck with this blog will know that the question of how we actually create the bench in the dining area has languished almost as long as the decision regarding the perfect off-white paint. The answer … Continue reading

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My dog just is….

By special request, we have an update on the Fur Baby. Bronte is now Water Baby also. Every time we do the river beach walk she has a little swim. Then she likes to roll in  some cut grass or … Continue reading

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Piilu et mon potager

We have our first peapod. Yes I know, it’s only 2cm long. This is a big deal for us though. I have never attempted to grow vegetables on a roof terrace, small pots out front or window ledges before, having … Continue reading

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