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Our first Tours September/Oct 2019

Our first Tours September/Oct 2019

Finally we are ready to host our first buying tour, ( well sort of, still got loads of things to finish)  We meet in Bordeaux and after a Mad Dash of a weekend buying up antiques, linen, homeware we arrive at our house. We are hosting four people for 8 days in our house taking them to different places to purchase their own items. We concentrate on Brocantes, Flea Markets and antique shops which are all a drive away.  There are oohs and aahs as they enter the house, some a tear. I feel all the hard work has been...

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Another Bathroom...

Another Bathroom...

Nic races to finish the third bathroom before the imminent arrival of our first buying tour. We are building a bathroom on the first landing next to the Princess room. It was originally two small storage rooms perhaps for linen and clothing. We now have Armoires in the rooms so the space is ideal for conversion. Its tricky as the wall between is brick and plaster, so a considerable amount of bashing and dust is going to happen. I shut the doors while Nic starts the bashing so we can minimize the dust clouds from filling every room in the...

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La Salle De Bain

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La Salle De Bain

The room fills with sunshine in the day. It also has a gorgeous view of the clock tower and a small Balcony just off the back door of the bathroom to relax on an evening. 

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The Living Room May 2018

The Living Room May 2018

 We sign our names behind the wall and wonder if someone might find our little heart in another 100 years. 

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Le Jardin

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Le Jardin

June 6, 2018 Taken on the first day we started work on the house in 2016. Notice theres a Feijoa tree on the right in a bucket. The first plant we bought at the garden centre ( very French, not) but we like Feijoas on our pancakes..  After a long and wet winter in France, we arrived back to our house to a jungle of a garden. The work we had done last year was surrounded by a tangle of weeds and vines. Nic and I spent many an evening pulling out the millions of Oxalis bulbs that had taken...

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