Blue skies, building walls and a beautiful table

I can’t get over that another week has gone by already, and find it even more surprising that it was only 8 weeks ago today that we took delivery of the first lorry load of building supplies Even the last week has flown by, since Andy opened up that second new doorway and finishing the…

Another week, another year older and another new doorway

I think it would be more than fair to say that this year has had more than its share of twists and turns for us, certainly keeping us on our toes and forcing us very firmly outside our comfort zone of being able to plan. And this week has been no different. We actually thought…

Another week and a huge transformation

Once again the last week has absolutely flown by for Andy, who seems to have been out working almost literally from dawn to dusk. Now France is in lockdown and his daily exercise away from the house is limited to 1 hour, at a maximum if 1km from the house, there are even less distractions…

Aren’t walls meant to be straight?

Was it really only just over a week ago that I wrote the last update on the work we’re doing to convert the buanderie into a new kitchen. Just looking back at the blog now, I am struggling to believe how much has been achieved since. When I last wrote, we had just taken delivery…

Our house was held up by that?

Well the last few weeks have flown by in a cloud of dust, noise and exhaustion (for Andy that is) as he has thrown himself fully into starting the work on opening up the new kitchen. It’s hard to believe that not even 4 weeks have passed since that first Philibert lorry pulled onto the…

After 3 years we have a bedroom with a door!

The last time I posted about the renovation works at our little place, the house was in uproar and we were tip-toeing through piles of debris and dust as our plans were turned into reality. The airbed in front of the fire proved to be a comfortable place to sleep and certainly very cosy, whilst…

The building work starts and the water stops….

By the start of November our little place was in a state of chaos in readiness for the work to start. The rooms were piled high with relocated furniture & building supplies and Andy had laid new Travertine floors throughout the 2 main spaces upstairs that would become the new bedrooms and bathrooms. This was…

Time for the transformation to begin

Firstly I have to start with an apology – the last few months have been rather chaotic with one thing and another and I find that this really is the first time I’ve been able to sit and write about our little half-life in France for quite some time. It’s probably best if I start…

Let the renovation begin….

It’s well over 2 years now since we finally picked up the keys and opened the door to our little house in Provence after so many years of dreaming about it. We couldn’t afford a perfect house with elegant gardens and a pretty pool and always knew that our little place would need a bit…