“Show me photos of your house in France” people say, and I smile (though inwardly cringing as I think of the 25,000 photos sitting on my laptop, snapped over the last 5 years, waiting patiently to be properly edited, tagged and rated, and even – if I ever get that far – put into virtual albums to quickly be able to share as a short but representative slide show of whatever aspect they are interested in).
So it is my ongoing (slightly onerous but nevertheless enjoyable) task to manage this mountain of megapixels.
It’s not that I haven’t tried up until now – oh I have – but it’s just too easy to get distracted, caught up in re-living the happy memories of our renovations, world travel and family get-togethers back in Australia. And if I dare start playing with editing tools… well I swear time goes by at an accelerated rate.
I guess it’s no wonder it takes me so long to find just the right photos for my blog posts! But here are a few “befores” and “afters” of our renovations to what we affectionately call “the guest floor”: the self-contained first floor of our stone townhouse in Argenton-sur-Creuse, which is always ready and waiting for friends, family, and now, (even though we haven’t quite finished the entire house renovations) houseswappers from across the globe…
And separate toilet:
We’re pretty proud of our efforts and love being able to share our little corner of France with others.