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The Thursday Three- and why do I have a teaspoon in my pocket?

So I put my hand in the pocket of my dressing gown and there’s a teaspoon in there. Why? I haven’t a clue. I know I’m extremely distracted right now and any hope of preserving the normal is out of … Continue reading

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Predilections Prédilections – more faux amis?

link here-false friends Well this is interesting. Type in “predilection” and Google’s first definition thrown up is below in italics:- Is it me or do the examples quoted smack of VERY personal preferences!? “”predilection ˌpriːdɪˈlɛkʃ(ə)n/ noun plural noun: predilections  preference … Continue reading

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Episode 153 part 2- needful things

Many of you are au fait with the contents of my head and my idea of what is important. So, here are the contents of the latest boxes packed today. Remember these items are what I deem to be needful for … Continue reading

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Episode 153- In which we do some editing and consider what happened to the Great British Pub

I am of the opinion that moving countries and downsizing both your life and your house is not so much stressful as Profoundly Mentally Taxing. I have this button here that allows me to preview changes before I post. Now … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three – 1930s woolwork embroidery panels

I have just taken delivery of these three woolwork panels, completed around 1939. Classic designs for France. Not in greatest condition when they arrived, stiff with dust and some odd marks. All have come out with a delicate wash. This … Continue reading

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Economication. That’s the name of the game.

So, ply is hard to find in France and relatively expensive. Chip board also. So in the first floor kitchen we put down a sub tile floor using our leftover stash of tongue and groove remnants; to be covered by … Continue reading

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Paper, boxes, benches

Whilst shredded paper won’t be in short supply en France, I am wondering if we will still be able to get recycled cardboard boxes to post out our pieces? Maybe someone can tell me a source for these ? And … Continue reading

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