MaVieFrançaise® magazine and the Melbourne Books would like to give three lucky members the chance to WIN a free download of Susan Cutsforth's book 'Our House is not in Paris'.
Making dreams come true does happen but it’s about being bold and adventurous. Most of all, it can be about taking risks – and that’s what we did.
It was not until we signed the final deed of sale and saw the house empty that we had any real idea of the state of the fireplace and even then, it turned out that a large rattan fan was hiding a gaping hole filled with cement.
When I look back on it now, I really don’t know how I saw past the crappy tiled floor, the dire breeze block walls, the patches of damp and gaping holes in the roof, the corrugated iron roof and doors and the rickety ladder to the first floor…
Pendant 18 jours, de jeunes scouts se sont rendus sur l’île d’Achill au nord ouest de l’Irlande pour leur camp de service. Scies, pelles, pioches et sécateurs les y attendaient pour rénover un vieil amphithéâtre en plein air construit il y a de cela plusieurs décennies.
We've reassured the Cabinet Pautrait that we are not wrecking the building, and invited them in for an inspection. We've negotiated with and compensated the very civilized neighbour below us when Mehmet severed a water pipe and flooded his apartment.
I’d like to tell you about Gabrielle. I never met her because she died, aged 92, before we moved to France. So how do I know her? Well, we bought her house and from the moment we first saw it, we knew it was right for us. Over the years that followed, our neighbours told us about Gabrielle, and now I think I know more about her than any other person that I’ve never met.