Tag Archives: village

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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Episode 150 – Go

Yes, this blog has been very quiet of late. I have had a lot of thinking to do. It’s tiring doing that, the day job, stock hunting, the finishing flourishes to Trevor’s furniture……. Last Wednesday  was Decision Day. We have … Continue reading

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À la fin de l’année- the end of a tough year

So we walk into our closest large supermarket (UK) & this bottle of crémant de Limoux is on the shelf with all the other bubbles. A bottle of Premiere Bulles rosé, with that toffee coloured tint that so many Southern … Continue reading

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More Friday French Property P**n- How to hang

I have around 100 pictures, paintings, prints & mirrors to hang at the French village house. Not all are huge, though some are almost wall-filling….. So I think about how to group and where to hang these a lot. To … 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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Tread carefully part 2- an update on safer stairs stories

Looking through JP’s latest post on his wonderful blog here I had a strong sense of deja-vu. Trapphuset till vinden då och nu OK, students, compare and contrast JP’s photos with mine here- https://coteetcampagne.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/episode-36-safer-stairs-stories/ https://coteetcampagne.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/tread-carefully/ Although the room looks a little … Continue reading

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Quandaries

The best laid plans of mice and men and French country village house restorers gang aft astray. They do. When I bought this heavily carved buffet de cuisine it was always intended to be the dramatic focal point of the … Continue reading

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