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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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Argeles-sur-Mer late spring cleaning, and another layer of the story #2 

Takes the biscuit really.Why, if all you had to do was lift the drop latch to close the shutters, would you hack at the latch assembly & surrounding wood with a butter knife instead? We have no idea, but at … Continue reading

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Argeles-sur-Mer late spring cleaning #1

One of the many benefits of living here at the French house is that we can actually spend time at, or even have a holiday at the Argeles apartment! Many others have benefited, including family and friends, just NOT US.This … Continue reading

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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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Ten things I wish someone had told me about letting a holiday home

To wrap up the Argeles apartment posts for now, here are ten handy hints if you are thinking of letting any space, small or large. Some we learned the hard way, so you get the heads up right here- 1) … Continue reading

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