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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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Episode 151 Part 2 – “I name this bath…….”

I have actually named my long sought after bathtub. It’s practically a member of the family now. Though maybe I wouldn’t leave a member of the family all alone in a dark garage surrounded by junk. Trevor suspects  (not without … Continue reading

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Episode 149- Perceptions and the interception dance

I have been loathe to invite anyone into the French house whilst my vision for the whole place remains less than blindingly obvious in most areas. This couldn’t go on, so on our last trip we allowed in some curious … Continue reading

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An early Thursday Three – a marriage made in heaven

        So we picked up this mirror , purchased on ebay, on Sunday. Look at those feet! Beautiful carving, I’ll post better photos soon I promise. On Monday a very nice man GAVE us this cabinet below … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- 1901-1910

Did I introduce you to this chair? Who knows? I can’t remember. World, meet my Ewardian with a hint of Egyptian Revival chair. It will be a bedroom chair in either the cave or the tulip room. EER chair, meet … Continue reading

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Tread carefully….

Many moons ago; maybe six years, we decided that the lethal access to the terrace bedroom needed addressing urgently. ( HA!) The reason for the crazy perch of that doorway over the stairs is that the terrace bedroom side of … Continue reading

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Episode 128- So what’s happening downstairs?

So you have spotted the deliberate oversight. I haven’t mentioned what’s happening on the ground floor for a while. That’s because NOTHING is. There are a number of reasons for this, firstly I have instructed  Trevor  to make a quick … Continue reading

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