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It doesn’t take much to make me happy. Really. I return from a Troc Trawl (more on that later) and on the spectacularly ugly and completely unimproved back wall of our hovel is perfectly level and perfectly fitted new guttering. … Continue reading

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slub silk – dupion v shantung

OK, this post is a bit “niche”, but I had to share the thrill of unpacking more bargain buys from French ebay. These vintage curtains are made from silk dupion (dupioni) in a typically subtle ivory cream with cream and … Continue reading

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My dog just is….

By special request, we have an update on the Fur Baby. Bronte is now Water Baby also. Every time we do the river beach walk she has a little swim. Then she likes to roll inĀ  some cut grass or … Continue reading

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Piilu et mon potager

We have our first peapod. Yes I know, it’s only 2cm long. This is a big deal for us though. I have never attempted to grow vegetables on a roof terrace, small pots out front or window ledges before, having … Continue reading

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temporary pets- and some plants at last

I should have started buying plants earlier in the season but at last we have some foliage on the terrace. I rescued this hibiscus “Lavender Chiffon” from a Vide-Grenier. It was an unhappy yellow but is now photo-synthesing away in … Continue reading

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temporary pets

I think it may be time to get Trevor a pet. This is the man who “didn’t do pets” when I met him and is now morphing into the Creature Whisperer. The Bride and I found this almost adult Hirondelle … Continue reading

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The Terrace Bedroom- La Chambre Terrasse

Never let anyone tell you that you can do nothing with a room 2.3 metres wide and five metres long, except perhaps turning it into a bathroom. Remember this painted door from an earlier post? That’s on the other side … Continue reading

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