Stone Sink #Renovation #Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Renovation in Provence: a stone sink

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: We figure that our kitchen is so tiny that in order to make it look good, everything in it has to have character and charm (well, maybe not the damn washing machine). I’ve fallen in love with all the shabby chic/farmhouse french kitchens that …

Familiarity and rediscovery @frenchessense
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvenceVicki Archer

Familiarity And Rediscovery in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: Familiarity and rediscovery go together. The familiar despite our best intentions can be taken for granted. We never mean to neglect and most of the time we don’t even realise it is happening. Taking something or someone for granted is a non-intentional dismissal. Sometimes, not …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLearning FrenchWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

14 Ways to Celebrate Bastille Day

On July 14, 1789, an angry mob stormed the Bastille in Paris, a prison that housed only seven inmates. To incensed crowd, the medieval structure represented a landmark which symbolized all of their frustration with the reigning monarchy, a weak economic environment, high taxes and a lack of personal financial …

Accommodation in Provence @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExpat Living and Real Estate

Renovations In Provence: Making some improvements

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: As many of our regular guests know occasionally it rains in Provence! Over time this has impacted on the condition of our entrance driveway so in the autumn of last year we started gaining advice and estimates for the work to be carried out before …

Expat Travels @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

True Confessions of a Blundering Expat in France

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Well, I did it again. I’ve made almost every blunder imaginable since moving to France. And I keep adding to it. First I was locked out of my apartment when returning from a visit to the States. I t wasn’t enough that I had …

Our renovation in Provence @CuriousProvence #expats
Ashley TinkerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Our Renovation in Provence: Chaux instead of Paint

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: We’ve recently painted our upstairs with chaux/lime wash. We wanted to apply a wall covering that respected the age of the building. It’s important that old walls breathe in order to reduce trapped moisture. We quite liked the texture of the traditional lime wash …

Aix en Provence Market @BillMagill
Bill MagillExpat Living and Real Estate

The Ties that Bind in Fête de la Musique

Contributor blog post by Bill Magill: Suggested Song: The Ties that Bind, Bruce Springsteen Suggested Drink: Domain Saint Aix rosé I’m back in the U.S. for 3 weeks. I always miss home when traveling, but I’m sharing fun times with people I love, mixing in a bit of work that …

Lavender fields #Provence #VaucluseDreamer
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLiving in Provence

Launching a new start in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: In 8 days time we should be at the Notaire’s office in Apt, on the verge of signing the final paperwork ‘Acte Authentique’ for our new house in the Vaucluse. As you can probably imagine things are a bit frantic at home as we …

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AixcentricExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

UK Referendum – Voting Info for Expats

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The referendum to decide whether or not the UK remains in the EU is being held on 23rd June. British citizens may be entitled to vote subject to being registered and their eligibility. The deadline for registration is 7th June. To register to vote, go to …

House Hunting in Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie Whitmarsh

Our Provence Real Estate Dream is a Big Step Closer

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: As those who have been following my blog for the past year will know – our big dream has been to own a home in the Vaucluse, an area we have been visiting for the last 25 years and which already feels like a …