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Knock Knock- Qui est là?

After 11 years of not having a clue who is outside the front door; unless we are hanging out of a front window; we have finally mounted the door knocker. In deference mainly to friends who stand outside shouting up … Continue reading

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Episode 160- the penultimate bit of plasterboarding

This was the entrance to the kitchen when we bought the French house. You may struggle to see all the improvements but we can! Above and to the left of the doorway (in which there will be no door) there … Continue reading

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Episode 159- Working on the salon door

Do you remember the truly hideous door in the salon? This did not say “hello, I’m a French village house salon door” in any language. It’s sole merit was that it fitted, and adjusting reclaimed doors, or their frames, to fit … Continue reading

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Episode 158 – Whoops!

So, let’s admire the “new” old door from tulip bedroom to shower room. Let’s just show the family our amazing progress Chez Nous since May. Let’s bask in their admiration at our tireless efforts and   achievements( even though we … Continue reading

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Episode 157 – In which I think that I may have pushed my vision more than a tad further than anyone would deem standard French house restoration

Nothing here is straight, or straightforward. We knew that in principle, but in practice the reality is that sometimes even more creativity and lateral thinking is required when finishing off our projects. Because I will not let Trevor demolish or … Continue reading

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What a day!

It’s glorious here in le vrai sud de France weatherwise; perhaps not the ideal day for running around. Down to the dechetterie with renovation detritus, all super-heavy. Then had we to get three big solid twelve foot roof joists down … Continue reading

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Episode 123 – more on the door

It’s not as easy as 123, by the way… And, yes, this is probably Most Bizarre Photo Of 2015. What’s going on with the end of his nose? Who needs a Punch & Judy show? Trev still had a sense … Continue reading

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