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Bedroom decoration and refurbishment

Still no luck finding a new changeover person for the Argeles apartment, so doing that ourselves right now. As the apartment has not been decorated for a while, and the bedroom was just a white box, we decided to bite … Continue reading

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Big Log- and (warning) this is a Rant

So, the weather is, apparently, dire in the UK. So dire in fact that the UK offices I deal with (for the Day Job) were closed for part of this week for the first time in 25 years. So, Government … Continue reading

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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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