Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wednesdays in France

We have have a few favorite places in the Loire.
Richelieu has been one of them.
They recently restored their market and so
We wanted to see the results.
We were impressed and even bought a few things.
Cardinal Richelieu wanted to build the perfect town.
The plan was there, unfortunately today
it is a little down in the tooth
but, one can imagine what his dreams were.
Maybe, just maybe - today's people can bring back
some of the magic.

Looking out on the square from the restored market.

The Cardinal
A blog dedicated to the town of Richelieu
A You Tube thing worth a look

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Pickets on the Fence

The front fence must be the longest saga of this house renovation. The dining and living rooms in essence are finished except for those little decorating things - wall hangings, Vogue accessories, all that rubbish (Sue's job).

Meanwhile I'm out doing the heavy stuff. Bloody pickets - I'm sick of them but having said that, the finished result gives me a sense of pride.

Pretty little pickets all in a line.
Sanding - painting - this is the hard stuff

Welcome to our home
Hope we get a really good result on the auction towards the end of the year when we put the home on the market.

Friday, July 17, 2015

There was a Time

Way back in my past, there was an Antique and Vintage shop I had. Some of that furniture and nick knacks are still with me. Some of it is in our revamp house today.

Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and a touch of kitch were a part of the shop. Where we were was a great place to buy items, not a great place to sell. It was in the 70s - today sees a change in the area where old is new. We were ahead of our time.

149 Plenty Road, Preston - 1975

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Throwback Thursday - an ocassional self indulgent "Look at Me" post.
2006, Sue and I took our once in a lifetime trip to Italy and France.
We met out 20 year old son Andrew in Rome on his first overseas trip.
He celebrated his 21st birthday in snowbound rural Russia, as you do!!!!

We walked and jogged the streets of Rome - great memories.
Sue and Andrew seen here at Ostia Antica - a sort of Pompei, near Rome's airport.
Look it up on Google.
This was one of the shop keepers buildings from 4thC BC

Tuesday, July 14, 2015