So the clocks have changed again and I’m starting to get the house ready for winter, my wood delivery arrived (oh my where do a start?!) yesterday and spent a happy day stacking wood as well as finally giving in and lighting the fire. When I last wrote I said that all the ugly render… Continue reading Heading into Winter 2021
Well to my shame and horror I realize it is over 6 months since I last wrote anything…. Apologies but the endless days of lockdown and curfew means that time has just drifted along with a pattern of sleep, work (see pic below - yes it’s high!), home by 7pm, eat, repeat! I will admit… Continue reading Coming out of Lockdown
Lockdown Part Deux When I last left you I promised you an update re my driving licence. Well I am very happy to tell you that after 2 years and 6 weeks, endless emails, phone calls and letters as well as completing the same form more times than I care to remember I finally received my… Continue reading Lockdown Part Deux
Well lockdown may be officially over but it still feels like I’m living a half-life of groundhog days. And yet somehow it is already September. Life here hasn’t really changed much since the end of lockdown other than having more freedom to go out but we are increasingly asked to wear masks in more and… Continue reading The Roof is Finally Done!
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