The Ordinary Woman Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

    As a lawyer you see it all … “the oily wheels of every fortune, the hideous wrangling of heirs over corpses not yet cold, the human heart grappling with the Penal Code” (BALZAC, Honoré de (1799-1850) : Le Notaire (1840). You also get your brain picked. A woman of my wisened age & dotage knows what it’s like living in a lawyer’s body … & gett’n her brain picked. Sometimes I want to…

More Peeks Into The Little Maison

Our little stone maison is but a petite house. It is most certainly not a grande maison & definitely not a chateau. Alas, no escape to le Chateau for us 😀 😀 Here we are looking out the back from the dining area & down to the courtyard space ensconced between the back of the house & the small stone barn. How I love those old clay tiles, Roman roof tiles. These images are not…

Our Little French Village House ‘La Petite Maison des Avocats’

Back in December 2019 NGE and I started working towards the purchase of a little old stone maison in France.  When I say old, I mean old, very old . . . about 350 years!  The walls are thick, real thick.  I love the old architecture of these places many with their worn & weathered render on the outside.  From the pictures I’ve seen I assume the concrete look render covers stone.  I’ve read where…