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22 juin 2010 2 22 /06 /juin /2010 21:27
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      So my family kept complaining that everything was in English on my blog... And today I found this poem that a French teacher had left on the table in the staffroom. I found it was really fitting to my life right now.
      Pour mes petits parents qui se plaignent que le blog soit en anglais, ce petit poème trouvé par hasard en salle des profs et qui rend bien compte de ma situation actuelle.

      déménager

          Quitter un appartement. Vider les lieux.
       Décamper.  Faire place nette. Débarrasser  le
       plancher.
        Inventorier ranger classer trier
        Eliminer jeter fourguer
        Casser
        Brûler
        Descendre desceller déclouer décoller dévisser
       décrocher
        Débrancher détacher couper tirer démonter
       plier couper
        Rouler
        Empaqueter emballer sangler nouer empiler
       rassembler entasser ficeler envelopper protéger
       recouvrir entourer serrer
        Enlever porter soulever
        Balayer
        Fermer
          Partir

                                                         Georges  PEREC
                                                         Espèces d’espaces
                                                         éd.  Galilée

       

      Little White House xxx


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13 juin 2010 7 13 /06 /juin /2010 21:04

Hi!

One of the blogs I often read (Our Suburban Cottage, in the links) organized a "How I Met My House Party" last month. Unfortunately, it was too early for me yet to talk about the house. But I thought it was such a good idea that I'm going to write the article anyway.

So as often in modern days, I met my house on the Internet. I was very specific about visiting only stone-built cottage... and then I saw a picture of this little fisherman's cottage whose walls were whitewashed. Absolutely no stone visible and yet somehow, it beckoned to me. I phoned and asked where it was: the cottage was in the first town I had had in mind to settle in and then I had given up because it was too expensive for me!

The next day, I visited the house: it was Easter Monday, but the owners were kind enough to let me come. First surprise, I actually knew the owner as we are in the same ballet class. It was just sheer luck as I'd been in the area for only a few months and knew nearly nobody apart from work colleagues. The house appeared to be some kind of Noah's Arch with cats, dogs, rabbits, fish and hens! I know it could have seem dirty, but to me it gave a feeling of happiness and kindness. So, obviously, it's a long way to my dream cottage garden, but one thing convinced me it was possible:

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"Little House In The Prairie", anyone?

 

Visiting the inside proved to be much the same: a long way from my dream cottage but as it is an old house I'll just have to give it back his soul... Right now, it looks like a mix of Provençal style, Moroccan style and lots of "Sponge Bob" paintings on the walls.  So how do I know it's the one? Some kind of gut feeling I guess!

 

Little White House xxx

PS: By the way, the well pump doesn't work anymore... but it will again one day.

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11 juin 2010 5 11 /06 /juin /2010 19:14

Hi everyone!

 

So, I've been fond of houses my whole life, eversince I was a little girl and lived in an apartment... Then I grew up and lived in more apartments... But, for the first time, I'm looking for a house and boy, it's not easy to find the house of your dreams when your budget is tight!

 

I know  I have to give up on some of my dreams, but there are a few I won't give up: I want a garden and I want the house to be old.

 

Actually, I think I just found the one, but I will tell you more:

a) when paper work will be done;

b) when I'll know how to use the blog (meaning posting links, pictures and putting articles in categories!).

 

Little White House xxx

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