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Project B- Argeles again

Long term followers will know that our  Project B was, after  buying the village house in Campagne- sur- Aude, to find a second seaside bolthole. We had considered buying in UK, but that made no sense if we are relocating … Continue reading

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Le Weekend en Argeles

Well we could have done a spot more work at the village house. But the Pyrenees and the 7km beach were calling siren-style. So we went down to the apartment at Argeles-sur-Mer (Pyrenees-Orientales, Sud de France) Sometimes one forgets why … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three – little tapestry style mats and vintage themed bedlinen

I have just acquired these little heraldic themed mats in coloured silk with the look of medieval tapestries and  edged in a gimp braid with fine old gilt wire woven in. All hand sewn I will look for a vintage … Continue reading

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Episode 112- Argeles apartment, part 2

There is still stuff to do at the Argeles apartment, but just minor things like boxing in a run of pipework and losing the textured wall covering in the bedroom. Oh, and the shower room tiles, though in good condition … Continue reading

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Episode 112- Compact and bijou, a little pied–à–terre, part 1

I don’t post much about the seaside apartment, as the village house tends to be all-consuming, but to save you wading back through this INTERMINABLE diary of mine, here are a few facts and a few photos.   Our apartment … Continue reading

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Episode 91- In which I wrestle with renovation & restoration related guilt

Renovation, restoration, reflection…. So,  I found this old photo of Trev with signs of his original brown hair colour  still evident and realised that, in just seven years of double property renovation & restoration projects  in the south of France, … Continue reading

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Episode 68- While we are waiting…..

renovation, restoration, positive contemplation…. Whilst we await the results of a battery of tests (see Episode 66-Stop everything..) and news as to whether we can actually progress our project (i.e.can Trevor manage the stairs in the French village house or … Continue reading

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