Tag Archives: Repairs

Juliet would’ve been in trouble

Sometimes, a fairly simple thing ends up turning into a saga – like the tale of our ill-fated balcony… When we were first browsing the internet for a house in France (as you do), anything with a balcony beckoned us. The traditional ironwork … Continue reading

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Bright and white

The shower room downstairs is finally complete! You’d think I would realise it by now, but I am always astounded at how much work goes into renovating even a very small room. First, Tony dismantled and removed the shower and vanity … Continue reading

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Coming apart at the seams

It was disappointing to find some of the polystyrene cornice I put up last year coming away from the wall in the kitchen/living areas. Easily fixed but I’m wondering what I did wrong – perhaps the paint was not dry … Continue reading

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Getting into hot water

Last year our hot water service thermostat stopped working which meant that, if left on, it produced literally boiling water – not ideal (maybe that’s why our glass vanity top cracked?) So we improvised by putting a timer on the power point to … Continue reading

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