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Newsflash- July 2014

Renovation, restoration, certification!

Two very positive developments this week

Firstly, after squeezing in a distance-learning course on Interior Design on top of my demanding day job, renovations to village house in France, running the French holiday let & nagging Trevor to take it easy and take his medication I have finally completed this! 37 more words

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The Thursday Three- Arts & Crafts Embroidery and Silkscreen printing

Every now and then, my treasure trawling pulls up a knock out piece-see above-

If this very large hand embroidery in wools on a woven felted wool background… 104 more words

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Episode 78- "Always live in the ugliest house on the street"...

….”then you don’t have to look at it”. Apparently the artist David Hockney¬† said this. I can vouch for the veracity of this sentiment as our French village house is unspeakably ugly by anyone’s criteria. 188 more words

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The Thursday Three- bluebells, shells and boats

Two pictures today-

Left- a 19th century watercolour painting with wonderfully evocative, glowing colours. I am fairly sure it was painted in Scotland evidenced partly by the drifts of bluebells, dark forests and distant mountains. 204 more words

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Episode 77- The sunny side of the street- "en plein soleil"

renovation, restoration, orientation

A little advice for French house hunters……..

I like this photo, it shows a portion of the our French village house to the right- bathed in sunlight ( I can’t get it all into any shot, street too narrow) I advise you to consider aspect seriously and don’t be blinded by a pretty looking house in a lousy location (many have) 164 more words

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Episode 76- Panic in the Pissoir!

renovation, restoration, vegetation-September 2013

The trees are coming in!!!

Let me explain- the big house behind Maison Priest was owned by an English lady who  has decided to sell and had been unable to visit as often as she would like recently. 388 more words

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