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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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Episode 155- Chez Nous le dimanche

The reality of being here in France, and not having to fill every waking day with work on the house because we go back to the UK tomorrow, is kicking in. Little milestones (we will have been here a month … Continue reading

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All manner of pretty things

You are going to see lots of posts like this. If you aren’t keen, look away now; I am not at all offended if you un-follow or un-friend me or whatever it is you can un-do. In the middle of … Continue reading

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Episode 154- The Big One

I am on the terrace with a large glass of Gamay. Trev is in the shower; I can hear the groans as he unfold the kinks in his back from the long drive. It would have been a much more … Continue reading

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