|The article I just found below appeared in the Independent. I googled Tolix and was surprised to find these chairs were actually made here in The Morvan. The name Pauchard of which it's designed by is everywhere here. I often see stools, tables or chairs in the small ads here in France, for substantial amounts of money. Typically 50 Euros for a pair of chairs. I spotted the one above in a local garage. Anyway we have ongoing car adventures. Today we lost a fan belt whilst trying to get to see a Salamandre stove. Luckily we hadn't yet left home and so were able to take another spare car. We have a few crap cars and a lovely van, that's still in the garage waiting for parts. The stove turned out to be badly broken. The back where the chimney flue fits to the collar was really badly smashed so with sadness I walked away. The man selling had forewarned me. He'd put an advert up and only when I rang to inquire he spotted the damage. It was so heavy otherwise I think I may have taken it and we may have used it for a garden feature. We hear more snow is coming so instead of the stove we went to the Cooperative for more sheep nuts. http://www.leboncoin.fr/bricolage/409449350.htm?ca=5_s |
Here is the link for the stove I nearly bought.
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Sunday, 27 January 2013
Sommant, a photo by pink.rust8 on Flickr.
Sunday, 20 January 2013
Thursday, 17 January 2013
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
|Snow plough arrival|
I visited my neighbour who moved here in 1960. She married a local man whose mother took in orphans from Paris. (Assistance Publique) Every house in the village took abandoned children for extra money.Women became Wet nurses the children went to school and at 14 they were packed off to jobs as Butchers, bakers or land workers. I had known about this as occasionally we have a visit from someone who spent their early years in the farm here. I live in a tiny hamlet, it's surprising how many people are related to original in habitants, houses are saved for future generations. Selling property is not part of the culture. There was once 4 café's no cars just donkeys and carts. Donkeys were being used in the 60's.
Sunday, 13 January 2013
I had a trip to Autun this weekend. We had a few things to do and for me it was good to look through the windows of my favourite shop here. Luckily it was shut. Otherwise I would surely have wanted something. I am looking for drawers for clothes. I keep buying jumpers in the 2nd hand shops. The bedroom already has a huge old 'Armoire' . We also have a huge 'Armoire ' in the kitchen and others on the farm too. I discovered a new broc shop and the other place I like Morvan Bio is moving in spring right nextdoor. We have to go next week too, we shall be at there for market day. Great for buying olives and herb plants like Wormwood for Absinthe or I bought a Horseradish, only place I found it here in France. I haven't even seen it in the countryside.
|Lots of old clocks like this around, many made locally.|
Friday, 11 January 2013
Monday, 7 January 2013
|This small Deco stove has been wonderful this year.|
It gives out more heat than a much larger colonial styled one. The cats seem happy and it keeps the teapot warm too.
|Swirling cloud over the lake.|
|My neighbours house is for sale. I think it was once 2 houses and I believe a bar too.|
|Traditional stacks of wood, bought well in advance and left to season. To the right there is a small porch like construction, there is a well there.|