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Stone Love – A little village in the South of France

Renovation, Restoration, Triangulation Ok, so here we have the village of Campagne-sur-Aude. Unique in it’s central 11th century fort, housing the church, the Templar Knights’ quarters, Masters House, smithy, armoury and stables. Around this circular structure, what is now the … Continue reading

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Episode 93- Hidden historic details #1-Terrazzo finishes

OK, our Maison  may not be as grand and glamourous as this one on  http://www.thisoldhouse.com , but  we have old terrazzo staircases and we have discovered that under layers of dust, dirt and caked on cement, we do have some … Continue reading

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Episode 75- Papier peint, oui ou non? to wallpaper or not to wallpaper

I had absolutely no intention of using any wallpaper anywhere when we bought the French house. Almost all my recent decorative treatments have been paint based. I liked what was left of the wallpaper in the  tulip bedroom, but it … Continue reading

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Episode 49- April Showers- Part one

renovation, restoration, saturation 2012- Whilst we always remember to close all the shutters when we go out, we  seem to have a mental block when it comes to closing the Velux windows in the shower room. We have come home … Continue reading

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Episode 40- A brief recap …………from the Lang(our)doc

renovation, restoration, explanation….. A number of questions have continued to vex us since we started working on our less-than-lovely French house/hovel in the lovely Languedoc. Some have been answered,  and some remain a mystery 1) What exactly is FCVT (French … Continue reading

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Episode 25- Blown Away

renovation, restoration, inspiration- June 2010 Occasionally we do get out and about in this beautiful area. One day we hike up to the hills above the village and try to capture the amazing view from up there. We need to … Continue reading

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