From time to time, you see something that makes you reconsider some of the decisions you’ve made in life, and a recent visit to the SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) Campus at Lacoste, was one of those moments. It was the first stop on our day with the local Tourist Board, and although … More La Maison Basse, Art and Design in Lacoste
five years ago today, we loaded the car and started our journey to buy our house in France… has it lived up to the dream? … More Our Vaucluse Dream – 5 years on
If you are a regular reader of the blog, you will know that the Boulangerie at Simiane-La-Rotonde, just across the border from us, in the neighbouring Department of Alpes de Haute Provence, is by far our favourite. The Boulangerie itself is worth the hour long uphill cycle, but it’s not the only attraction as the … More Stepping back in time at Simiane
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
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?
Yesterday Andy and I sat in the Artisan Bakery on The Quay in Exeter, raising a cup of coffee to celebrate the 3 years since we signed the papers and picked up the keys to our long-dreamed-for house in Provence. Of course we would have rather been in France, sitting in one of our favourite … More L’Art de la Rencontre – 3 years on…
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 … More The building work starts and the water stops….