My Mazamet

Life at № 42

Isolation has increased productivity.

I finally got around to restoring the George I st chest that we found in Castres. If you recall, it was in a dubious state (see below) – which meant … Continue reading

June 12, 2020 · 44 Comments

One can tell by my eyes that I’ve probably been crying forever

Firstly, thank you all so much for the kind comments. I just didn’t have it in me to respond. I went to the vegetable shop yesterday and despite my efforts … Continue reading

April 3, 2020 · 21 Comments

Shattered.

Late last night, as I was going to bed, Rudy started twitching. A strange affair, like electric shocks going through his body. This developed into ever bigger seizures/strokes. A while … Continue reading

March 30, 2020 · 31 Comments

Self-Isolation, Louis XV Stools & Some Cooking

We’re following the French governments’s advice and in self isolation because Mike fits the risk group criteria. We already live in quasi-self-isolation, so the main difference is instead of food … Continue reading

March 13, 2020 · 54 Comments

The Mayan Conquest

Intense. There’s no better word to describe this first month. Maya’s life experience has created a very unique mindset. Humans have a tendency to personalise everything – and so, I … Continue reading

November 16, 2019 · 51 Comments

Maya, Day II

I’ve cut away most of her matted fur and she’s had a bath. She arrived Tuesday evening because things got delayed at the shelter. The night was peaceful but she … Continue reading

October 3, 2019 · 36 Comments

Morgan posing & my first (Toscana) strawberries

July 1, 2016 · 10 Comments

In all, a good week.

The backsplashes in the kitchen are finally fitted. So is the mirror in the master bathroom. And we’ve finally moved into the master bedroom even though it’s not quite done … Continue reading

September 12, 2015 · 13 Comments

Living on a ledge

My theory for buying furniture for the new house was it was all going to be different. The furniture was going to be oversized this time around. No more being … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · 6 Comments