Tag Archives: courtyard

temporary pets

I think it may be time to get Trevor a pet. This is the man who “didn’t do pets” when I met him and is now morphing into the Creature Whisperer. The Bride and I found this almost adult Hirondelle … Continue reading

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Friday French Property P**n – chambres brutes

Remember this snippet of a stone fireplace  from an earlier  post? Well I found a wider view at- athoughtfuleye.files.wordpress.com see below-plus this very rough and raw bathroom- Actually my downstairs shower room looks a lot like this right now (minus … Continue reading

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Episode 102- Where do I begin? the cave story- part 1

Ok, so you may not want to trawl the archives for the full saga so I have decided to post some bite-sized summaries on progress in French house to date. Left- we have one end of the cave. On purchase … Continue reading

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Episode 95- Misadventures in restoration- some facts for those of you thinking about it

Oh, the glamour! the romance! the fun of renovating and restoring your very own French hovel! Why do those romanticised tales of property developing in books and on TV never show the reality? When we walked into our newly purchased … Continue reading

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