It would probably be right to say that we have had more than our fair share of accidents and incidents over the years, from falling off bikes (me), suffering torn Achilles whilst doing a spoof ‘Riverdance’ routine (me again) and breaking bones windsurfing (yes – that’ll be me again). We’ve certainly been regular visitors to … More French Healthcare – Here we go again
Since arriving back in Provence, it has felt as if someone has been playing with time … I can’t quite believe that nearly two weeks have passed since Tom and I drove back. It is more like moments have passed, than days, but at the same time I have the sense that I have been … More Winter arrives in Provence
After all the work that Andy has managed to get done over the last couple of months he has finally felt able to relax a bit and enjoy himself this week. That’s probably a bit unfair, as it suggests that he hasn’t enjoyed himself whilst he has been doing the work, which isn’t the case … More Enjoying winter days, and a bit more work
There is always a point whenever we have worked on houses, when the niceties of life have to go by the wayside and you simply have to make do with chaos for anything from a few days to a few weeks. And this week Andy got to that point. Over the years we’ve become experts … More Not exactly elegant living in Provence!
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 … More Blue skies, building walls and a beautiful table
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 … More Another week, another year older and another new doorway
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 … More Another week and a huge transformation
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 … More Aren’t walls meant to be straight?
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 … More Our house was held up by that?
after a lot of thought, we have finally started the work to open a new kitchen in the utility room of the house. … More And the renovation works start again … opening a new kitchen