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This is my ugly ducking that will be transformed....it is in having the transformation right now....it will be powdercoated black and have plain glass inserted and hey presto..a very french looking light for a whisker of the cost!!!!....
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Hunting out lightshades for a french inspired house is fun...mind you I will remove the packing at the bottom before it goes up!!!!!...
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Bracing going up....oh the boring bit...There will be a walled garden in  the top pic eventually...it will be where I will drink my morning coffee in the morning and drink my G & T in the evening.You will get to it from the...
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Builders legs...I didnt take this photo!!!!! but I dont want my friends finding my blog boring...so  couldnt resist adding this...sorry MR BUILDER...but you never know where this may lead!! you may be on the next cover of Builders on the job!!!!!!...
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Friday...what a day...out to the site to chat to builders......then to the tile place to view books on tiles...margaret is a dream to work with...She had all the tile books ready for me and pages marked of any tile looking slightly terracotta.............she knows I am always on a time limit....then to the hardware store to...
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Taken a few days ago
Visited my house on Friday to see how things were going.....what a thrill to be able to walk from room to room...really fee like it is coming together...Tuesday week the tilers will arrive to start on the roof.The builders have all the internal bracing to...
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Lots more pics to add but too hard on my mobile broadband so will have to add them in the weekend when back in waipukurau.Roof  will probably be started next week.
Have had some luck finding wonderful old french looking lights for the house...I will add some pics in the weekend...found a great one at Brocante in...
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Locals coming to check out the progress....where they invited????? NO

                                                                  Did they bring scones????NO

Where they asked to leave ????YES...did they all leave???? well there were 6 and only 5 left...I had a really good recipe for Moroccan lamb...only kidding Frank your stud sheep are safe with me!!!!!!!...lucky they have...
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