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Structural repairs and priorities

So where to start.... Posts to date have been based on clients and contractors, but there are also a multitude of self -renovators out there. So, to…

Expect the unexpected...

  Many home owners undertaking building work will (unless properly advised) be under the impression that their Devi - or fixed price quote, is exactly that. Most…

Hope Association Twice-Yearly Booksale

It's nearly time for the twice-yearly Hope Association booksale in Clussais-La-Pommeraie (79190). The association are looking for help getting the books out from Tuesday 9th May, getting…

First cuckoos

I heard my first cuckoo of spring last Thursday, and another one this morning. The warmer mornings have been much welcome for me, although I would appreciate…

An interim radar report ....

Our paws stumble over the keys this evening, so months and months out of practice are we, but we will give it our best, as always, even…

Telephones, t'Internet and a long length of string

Are there jungle drums beating out there?  Is there a really, really long length of string attached to some grapevine outside our garden walls?  A grapevine that…

The The Spice of Life (Part 2)

Hello, and welcome once again to my blog. This is the second part of 10 articles featuring the worlds top ten healthiest spices. This time I am…

The spice of life! The worlds healthiest spices, and why. (Part 1)

Hello and welcome once again to my blog. This article is an in-depth look at the worlds top ten healthiest  spices, along with an explanation as to…

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