“Don’t Forget to Send me a Post Card”....... without fail, I would always ask my friends when off to foreign lands, to pop a card in the post to me - the more weird the better. Well, that was in the good old days of the 1970’s and 1980’s. Now we have the internet and... Continue Reading →
The Art Deco period during the 1920’s and 1930’s, I think is one of the most stylish periods in the history of design. The black and white advertisements I have found in my copies of the French magazine ‘L’Illustration’ of April 13th and April 20th 1929, are quite stunning in draftsmanship, humor, and little historical... Continue Reading →
I was browsing through a 1913 copy of 'L'Illustation' - a French magazine that was very popular here during the early part of the 20th century. Most of the copies I have are during the Art Deco period of the late 1920's, but just realized that in amongst the pile was this earlier magazine published... Continue Reading →
One of the things I love doing when on a walk here in South West France, whether it be in town or country, is to explore the color and textures that surround us in our environment. Let's have a closer look at this church that I came across at St. Sabine. "Yes, I thought, quite... Continue Reading →
It was Denise’s birthday recently. What to get her? Since the release of the ipad3, there was never any other solution. I knew this was right up her street. I was always hogging the camera, so this was the ideal present. AND, I got to grab the old ipad, he,he! So here we are in... Continue Reading →
more-crusty-loaves, a photo by Details In The Decor on Flickr. There is nothing like the SMELL of freshly baked French bread as you walk past the Boulangerie, as I did this beautiful sunny morning in St Antonin Noble Val, South West France!
Patrick - Friend, Neighbour, Electrician, Electronic Engineer, Guru........called in yesterday to disconnect the 3-Phase circuit breaker at the main supply box (le tableau) — no longer needed now that the crane was down and away. That only took 5 minutes so then I asked him about the electrics for our new pool and this is... Continue Reading →
When Sweden comes to mind, what do you think of? Yes, I know what you are going to say - ABBA or IKEA, but I would like to introduce you to FALU RÖDFÄRG, Sweden's beautiful natural red paint! In the Swedish countryside, many of the wooden houses are painted in this glorious intense red that... Continue Reading →