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Restore, recycle, reuse, relook it, relove it

I have been blog-chatting with JP at https://husifrankrike.com/ where he and his wife have been musing on restoring features at their medieval village house ( also in the Aude) and perhaps commissioning replacement features. JP has what looks like a … Continue reading

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Qui n’avance pas, recule

I think we have bitten off more than we can chew. Photo by permission of The Grandson Is that a proverb? an idiom? an adage? weigh it up right here- http://www.smart-words.org/quotes-sayings/aphorism-proverb-idiom-saying-pun.html Anyway, my French neighbour V has decided that she … Continue reading

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I want, I need

Trevor has been boxing in the radiator/pipes as we finish off the kitchen floor. As I said to him yesterday, we now have several spaces that are looking dangerously close to the finishing line, can we cope ?(haha!) This house, … Continue reading

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We adore chaos because we love to produce order

Thus spake M.C. Escher. Speaking for myself, he was right. To create order from a state of chaos, both architecturally and aesthetically, is why we took on this French house. I have been overhelmed and undermined; Poor Old Trevor has … Continue reading

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A post script

Thank you all for your support, but I’m not at all sure where to go post wise next. Certainly I cannot go back to posts about antiques or pretty features or decorating or new kitchens. I can’t just use this … Continue reading

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What next for the French project?

OK, it’s Monday. How do I feel today? Well, as one of my kind and empathetic blog buddies reminded me on Saturday, during a few stern pep talks, this is the “warts and all” blog so I will tell true. … Continue reading

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Project B- Argeles again

Long term followers will know that our  Project B was, after  buying the village house in Campagne- sur- Aude, to find a second seaside bolthole. We had considered buying in UK, but that made no sense if we are relocating … Continue reading

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