The pleasures of home

Hello Dear Reader,

We’re back on form and back working on the house. A friend popped round to show us how to tape the joints of our partion wall and that’s well under way; a big reveal later.

The dogs are totally at home and spend the day either in the garden or checking that no one and especially that the feral cats are not in our garden. They are sweet but they disappear when we arrive with three dogs. 

Our neighbours have told us all about the woodland behind our house. It used to be a field but no one now knows who owns it. It soon became taken over by trees that anyone has the right to remove if they could fall on their house or overshadows it. When we bought the house, we paid for the willow and hazel to be cut back but never got round to picking up the logs or clearing up the smaller branches. That’s exactly what DB and I have done today or at least made a good start. There’s a whole load more levels go under the brambles. Once cleared, the wild flowers will be able to grow. 

We’re really enjoying this holiday doing a little bit of work, with lazy lunches ( I’ve got a stash of rice cakes to eat with my cheese) and really enjoyed clearing the back of the house. 

We’re off for a walk tonight and then a glass of wine in the garden.

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs xxxxx


10 thoughts on “The pleasures of home

    • My frugality means we could spend our inheritance here. We are renovating our home on a tight budget, enjoying simple pleasures, heating the house with wood, doing it up on the cheap with second hand from French charity shops and living simply. When we’re home in the U.K. We live on a tight budget, have two no spend weeks every month, home cook everything, shop for basics in budget supermarkets like Lidl, shop in charity shops and save more than we spend. Because we’re frugal, we can spend 12 weeks a year in France and are enjoying our guilt free thrifty adventures here.

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  1. I love reading about your adventures in France. Like you, we live frugally so that we can spend on the things we love. We’ve just returned from a two day visit to Alton Towers. Park tickets were expensive but we stayed over at a local hotel rather than in the resort. It was a fab couple of days and it’s all our 6 year old has talked about for days. We had guilt-free spending whilst there as we knew that we had worked hard to save to go.

    Best wishes


  2. Just love all your news and photos on renovating your home in Brittany.
    You inspired us to take stock of life and enjoy what we have while living on a tighter budget!


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