Friday, 29 April 2011

Renovations in France?

From this
The formal sitting room in our French cottage
to this ?

The sitting room in a guest suite at Chateau Bournand, home of
the delightful hosts ,Vicky, John and Button

If only wishing would make it so .........

Disappointment. The plans for the repairs to our house in France were to be completed by 31 March. I had been accessing my emails with great anticipation leading up to the 31 March, just in case they were completed prior to this date.

31 March came – no plans. The date of completion was altered on that day to the 30 April. The French would say, shrugging their shoulders,  "c'est la vie", but as the owner of the house "merde" is more appropriate!  Now 30 April  is approaching, will I be “let down” again? Perhaps My French Folly is low priority because we will not be visiting until June 2012, but I need the plans to keep my dream alive and to motivate me to budget for the repairs….......On reflection, the thought of having a cold wash in a bucket and using a commode in the absence of a toilet is enough to help me boost my coffers without seeing the plans. And I hate the thought of personally plastering and painting in my holidays.
I'm counting down to the end of April - in French.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Counting down to the end of April in French!

Yes, I'm still at "beginners level" in French. Doesn't auger well for survival in an isolated French village!  

Monday, 25 April 2011


"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who come alive."                         Howard Thurman

"Easter spells out beauty and opens the doors of hope, trust and renewal."

"Forget love; I'd rather fall in chocolate." Anonymous
"There's nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with chocolate."                                                 Linda Grayson
An Easter quote for politicans and fanatics of all religious persuasions.

"Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won't stay there."Clarence W. Hall