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Goodbye House

That's it. Done and dusted. I bounced in here a Tiggerish young fool, fourteen years and a lot of renovation work later I am a greying, gnarled, rickety figure. It was the house we didn't intend to buy, but we fell in love with it and steamed ahead regardless. At times this house felt like the greatest adventure, at others like some sort of gothic curse, sometimes you could even have both feelings in the same day. A procession of life events has happened to us here, enough to fill a montage in a...

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Gosh Tarn it

Hiya!How's things with you?Yup, we're still moving - endless trips to the local dump and reinforcing cardboard boxes were punctuated with a kind offer from our friends, Kathrin & Gonzalo. Would we like to spend the weekend in a nice house in the Tarn? Did we ever!We spent a lovely couple of days doing very little. We made new friends and drank fizzy lemon drinks in sun loungers. The kids played in the pool. All was going well until my car key broke and I spent the next ten hours on a...

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Roll up, roll up....

Hiya!How's things with you?Before the hell of moving begins and robs us of any will to live we went on holiday, spending a few days in St Sebastian in Spain. The Basque capital was exactly as I remember it - sophisticated without being wanky, full of stylish old people and good shoe shops. One of the highlights of the holiday for me was the funicular railway up Monte Igueldo. On top of this fin de siecle tourist trap is a hotel and a decrepit  amusement park. Literally, this place must have been...

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Horror House of Hell

Hiya!How's things with you?Well, it's official - we are on the move! The Swiss family Angle are going be residing in the pretty town of Treignac. It's about half an hour away, closer to work and secondary schools. But wait until you see the place we are buying, honestly 'shitpile' doesn't do it justice. That said, it is a step up from the last place I renovated - That one had half a dozen dead birds and a carnival next door blasting 'Blurred Lines' at Guantanamo volumes. See what I...

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