Tag Archives: holiday

Ten things I wish someone had told me about letting a holiday home

To wrap up the Argeles apartment posts for now, here are ten handy hints if you are thinking of letting any space, small or large. Some we learned the hard way, so you get the heads up right here- 1) … Continue reading

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Episode 65- French living for beginners

renovation, restoration, forced relaxation…2014 I don’t want to relax, but we don’t have a choice right now. Trevor is not in any state to Do It Himself so we nearly have a proper holiday. (I say nearly, things are never … Continue reading

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Episode 51- Letting your holiday home “for fun and profit”!

renovation, restoration, make it a destination The title of today’s post is inspired by a series of little handbooks published many years ago and which I recall from my very distant childhood. Unless you are over 50 and UK born, … Continue reading

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Episode 45- Angst and Anguish at Apartment 45-AAARRRGGGHHH!

renovation, restoration, bureaucratic frustration…..Summer 2012 It is a truth universally acknowledged ( As a famous lady author stated in a somewhat different context) that just when you are are congratulating yourself on how swimmingly things are pootling along, at last,  … Continue reading

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Episode 38, part 2- A little more about a little street in France

renovation, restoration, rumination… If you are thinking of buying a house in France  I do believe that the head has to be engaged first. A little check list…… 1) Budget – critical of course (including running costs & necessary works, … Continue reading

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Episode 35- In which I dream of kitchens and bathrooms…

renovation, restoration, insulation..2011 Thanks to my little incident with the light fitting in the salon (see earlier post-BANG!!!), we are literally in the dark for our first visit to France in 2011. I have had enough by day two, candlelight … Continue reading

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Episode 23- Allchange

renovation, restoration, decisions- Late March 2010 We drove over to France in March 2010 in the old Kia Sportage, packed to the gunnels as usual. What a workhorse!? She isn’t cheap on fuel and this is a long trip but … Continue reading

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