La Chatte Gitane (or The Gypsy Cat) was the name we chose for our cottage in France. We chose it while on the road, moving home, from Ireland to France with 2 dogs and 7 cats in the car.
This blog began its insignificant life as a recipe book for friends and family who would ask me repeatedly for a recipe of this, that and the other.
Since then it has taken many different directions, like gypsies tend to do. Sometimes making a U-turn and revisiting familiar roads and taking a break when necessary.
You'll find recipes here, but also musings about the places we've called home, the gardens that we've established, not always successfully, the homes we've improved and the environments we've lived in. Currently, that is back in Ireland.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Finally !


The windows fitted, some of the walls re-plastered, ceiling and all walls painted.
And the Christmas tree is up and bedecked. 

It took us longer than expected to get here and that's why I have been missing from the blogosphere  for a while.
I have a lot of catching up to do with reading all your blogs. I'll get to it shortly.

Patricia xxx....x


17 comments:

  1. Just in time for Christmas how nice for you xx

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    1. Indeed. Could have been a month earlier, the window fitting etc, I would have been much more relaxed. :)

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  2. It's looking lovely Patricia:) Your dripping crystal chandelier caught my attention...it's beautiful:) Wishing you and your family a happy holiday!

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    1. Oh, thank you, Annie.
      That chandelier was bought in France when we lived there. It was cheap (from a discount store) and I just had to have it. It is one with small candles in glass holders. x

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  3. I'm glad you're all sorted at last. It must have been a lot of hard work but it's been worth it as it looks fabulous. The window is the perfect setting for your tree. X

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    1. Thanks, Jules. I loooove my new windows. :)

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  4. It looks lovely, lots of hard work but so worth it. xx

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  5. Your windows look terrific. Perfect backdrop for the Xmas tree

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    1. Thanks, Local alien. I can now enjoy the magnificent views we have without getting irritated by the windows. :)

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  6. looking good :)

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  7. Dear Patricia and Family, wishing you a lovely Christmas and a fabulous 2017!

    Love Sol xxx

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  8. Patricia, where are you? Are you OK?
    Bev

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    1. I am here and well. Thanks for your concern, Beverly.
      I've been saving up stories for my latest post, which has been published now. xxx...x

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    2. Good to see you back,I love your blog. I went to your part of the world in 1992 and loved the little round stone buildings and the views. Best Wishes.

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