Back to Burgundy

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Back to Burgundy
Looking after a huge renovation project on her own while husband works elsewhere, with only a dog for company. Trying to keep ahead of the weeds, set up a social life and amuse herself with some local gossip.
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  • Builder Problems in France 3 years ago As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been busy with builder problems this year on our renovation. Talking to other people, I’ve discovered that many, many people have, or have had, problems with builders.  It seems par for the course and with just a tiny prompt their stories tumble out....
  • It's a Brexit 3 years ago The last few months I’ve been too involved with dealing with building works and its huge problems, that are still continuing, to have time to post, but this subject couldn’t be passed over. I didn’t want to make any political or other similar articles on this blog but this is such a...
  • It's Christmas 2015 - Bah Humbug! 4 years ago The lead-up to Christmas has not been particularly festive for me. This is mostly due to our renovation works overrunning and trying to work up some sense of urgency in, and juggling timings of, various builders, deliveries, phone and internet services, utilities suppliers and gas certifications....
  • A Personal View of Auction Rooms - France 4 years ago Perhaps I imagine too much back story, but to me there’s something intrinsically sad about going to auctions. An auction at the Hotel des Ventes is not as bad as one in situ, as there is usually a variety of sources and reasons for the items coming up for sale, with the addition that you… Read...
  • Creating Shabby Chic French Furniture 4 years ago I’ve been remiss in posting for a while.  Along with visitors, the works on part of our barn have been advancing at a pace and every day there have been things to do or sort out. Part of the ‘things to be done’ was preparing movable furniture for the kitchen as the area will change as…... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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19:56 PM August 10, 2015

Feel I am back France. Interesting local news. Am intersted in how project progresses

Mary Drummond
15:49 PM January 07, 2016

This really tells it like it is - the good, the bad and the ugly. I'm hoping to move to France from the UK in a few years' time (2017 EU referendum result allowing) and it is great to hear the real experience of someone who has done it. Reading the stories of the house renovation makes me think twice about doing it ourselves, but I will watch with interest to see if she thinks the renovation was worth it in the end.

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