Tag Archives: france

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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Bedroom rugs- Indian and Indiennes motifs

Following the installation of the window seat storage in the terrace bedroom, I have unwrapped another of the rugs that have been sitting in the workshop for eons. This one was hand made in India. The short looped ground is … Continue reading

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Deliberating on the details

So, proof that a little simple attention to detail can be effective? More from this pinterest site here, where I found this photo- Lovely Pinterest Link I have a number of inset cupboards like this in the house. Cut into … Continue reading

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Episode 163- In which some things become clearer and some things that were once clear turn to mud

I have returned to the UK, albeit briefly, four times since we moved to France. So I have spent much time on a certain budget airline contemplating my destiny. BTW- If the airline in question would like to purchase this … Continue reading

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Renovating and Restoring in France, a broader view

As we walk around the village, I notice signs of renewal here and there. This is encouraging. I see new windows, new paintwork, a newly re-pointed little stone man-cave down by the river see below left. Houses that have stood empty … Continue reading

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Carpe diem part 1 – and some thoughts on going back to the UK

So I flew back to the UK last Thursday night for work and a face to face family catch- up. My third trip back since May and Trev’s first!   This sunset view from the Toulouse-Blagnac airport restaurant, Le8me Ciel … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- copper, verse and Turkish rugs

I know copper kettles are a bit of a clichĂ© in French country kitchens but I do like the ones with indigo and white folk painted ceramic handles and was very happy to find this one whilst out trawling with … Continue reading

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