Well who would have guessed that just few days after my last newsletter that the world would change so much and we’d all be in lockdown? All the excitement of finally getting somewhere with my house and looking forward to a date for the roof, my bedroom being finished and all the other planned projects,… Continue reading The Quarantine Days
Bonjour mes amis! A quick update as I have news, well lots of news, but one thing at a time. First up, stop the press; hold the front page but something is actually finished!!!!!!! Yep, you read that right. My art room/office, yoga room, small corridor and cupboard (that was the entrance to the toilet)… Continue reading Get your yoga on
And just like that the year came to a close and it was Christmas (again) .....I had a friend staying for Christmas and New Year so I’ve taken lots of time out from working, both paid and at my own house and was very ready to get back to it on Monday. We had glorious… Continue reading Happy New Year / Bonne Année
Bonjour mes amis! How is it the end of September already? Seems like only yesterday I sat down to write my last blog way back in June. Or maybe that’s because to look at the house it really doesn’t look that much different!??? First up and quick roof update. Well short story is I’m still waiting… Continue reading The Long Hot Summer of Temps in the 40s
Bonjour mes amis, Well it’s been a busy few months here and my feet have hardly touched the ground since getting back from India – did I really go away??? Whether it was going to India, the continued wait for summer to arrive and my feeling of a lack of progress here or a combination… Continue reading How is it almost the end of June already?
While I know this isn’t about the house and the frankly bizarre French admin systems, I thought I’d share my Indian trip with you. After a frantic 10 days of catching up with people in the UK with teas, lunches, dinners, birthdays and dancing I finally got on the plane to India. Slight moment of… Continue reading Yoga-ing in India
When I last left you I was just about to take some much-needed time out for me at a yoga retreat in Chamonix. Could not have picked a more beautiful setting – the photos show the view from my bedroom window and the hot tub. It was a very special week with lots of yummy… Continue reading It’s Christmas!!!!
I thought I’d start this update with upstairs because I know you are all dying to see the finished photos. Ahem, well, unfortunately it is still not quite finished but oh so close. I have one last bit of repointing to do which will be done just as soon as I get the last… Continue reading The Long Hot Summer of Trips to The Tip
When I last left you I was awaiting my first visitors of the summer and some much needed time out, but as you will see it doesn’t always work like that! Sue and Gez arrived at the end of May and were very encouraging about all the work I’ve been doing, having not seen the… Continue reading Summer is here and the sunflowers are back!
Bonjour mes amis, How is it almost the end of May already? I guess I should start by explaining the title. You know how you think you’ll do a 5 minute job? Well…. I decided it was time for the ugly concrete step to go. Builder Dave doesn’t need much encouragement to get his hammer and… Continue reading And the walls came tumbling down….