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Bonus Friday post – Instant karma’s gonna get you

You know I love old maps. I have my 17thc pre “Treaty of the Pyrenees” map from ebay to frame up. Then, on Wednesday I had to go over to Birmingham (long story) so I decided to take the opportunity … Continue reading

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Episode 149- Perceptions and the interception dance

I have been loathe to invite anyone into the French house whilst my vision for the whole place remains less than blindingly obvious in most areas. This couldn’t go on, so on our last trip we allowed in some curious … 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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Le Weekend en Argeles

Well we could have done a spot more work at the village house. But the Pyrenees and the 7km beach were calling siren-style. So we went down to the apartment at Argeles-sur-Mer (Pyrenees-Orientales, Sud de France) Sometimes one forgets why … Continue reading

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How green are these valleys?

I feel like a tranquil post today. I love how the layers of the last foothills of the Pyrenees change colour as we drive away from the Pyrenees-Orientales up toward the greens and blues of the beautiful Aude valleys. The … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Maps, whales, butterflies

#1-Here is my antique map of the Languedoc. Posted before but it is so precious and beautiful & evocative that I thought I would share it with newer followers. I can date it to somewhere between 1648 and 1659, when … Continue reading

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An early & expanded Thursday Three – Vintage lighting

As my regular Thursday Three slot has been thrown into chaos lately, I put forth this bonus post showcasing some of the lighting I have picked up  over the last few years with  the French house in mind. Some works … Continue reading

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