Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
It’s been a busy month. And dusty. Work has begun to move the west bathroom into a larger room. And what was the bathroom is going to become a dressing room.
My in-laws (Mike’s brother + wife) arrive in two weeks for their first visit and so we finally finished off the little details that were missing here and there in one of the guest rooms and its shower room.
I’ve spent a ton of time gardening recently and it was time well spent. It’s still not quite as polished as what he had in Spain, but we’re getting there.
In cultural news, there are a couple of interesting things that are worth a look. Leskov’s Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District has been made into film. apparently it’s wonderful. And Edouard Louis’ book, The End of Eddy, is available in English. I just ordered one for Mike as he’s resistant to reading in French. The book is outstanding.
In other news, a house from Mazamet was featured in Apartment Therapy. It’s owned by a lovely Finnish artist named Tiina. She has a blog and a very unique style. Also on the topic of local style, there’s a fellow wordpresser who’s done up a gorgeous vacation rental apartment in the nearby medieval town of Carcassonne. In the uber-charming old town! Tons of great pictures on her blog. If you’re visiting this part of the world, it looks like a great place to stay, you can see it here.