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welcome to chez de rosnay!

there’s my new house! isn’t it pretty?

we’ve really loved being there so far and are settling in nicely. its taking some time to get used to country life with so many little things being different, like the heating, the water, the no internet, the bad tv signal, the no shops nearby and did i say the no internet!!!!?

but there are many other wonderful things about living there. its very beautiful and very quiet. we really like the house and i especially like the high ceilings and the space. 

the village is also very cute and has a lot of character!

we are happy. tired but happy. the moving-in (as well as dealing with all the stuff that needed to be done with the old flat) has been hard work and taken up a lot of time.

as such i haven’t even been able to blog at work because all the time i’ve spent dealing with the new house has meant that there is a lot i need to catch up at work. but its coming together…

so here, my friends, are a few photos of our new place taken with my camera phone. this is what the house looked like before a torrent of bags, boxes and furniture descended upon it…

a closer view of the house

our kitchen window. i love this little view!

two views of the main living area. the photo is taken from the top of the stairs that leads to the bedroom, which i assume was converted from the hayloft. the furnishings have been removed, of course, and so you can do a little before and after comparison when i post photos of what the place looks now.

the bedroom. nice and cosey and not quite as pokey as the picture makes it seem…

this is the study. this has changed quite a bit! hooray for the bookshelf on the left there!!

except for a very brief period i haven’t had a bookshelf for my books in 4 years! it was the best feeling to finally have a home for all my books. they loved it! each one, when i put it on the shelf, snuggled and shuffled himself into place like a bird getting comfy in a nest. they’re all so happy now 😀

and this is our little field. isn’t it cool?! 🙂

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  1. April 23, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Oh JP, it is so charming! I absolutely love it! Despite the lack of internet, I can definitely see why you all (you, Charlotte, and your books) are happy there! You’ve certainly been missed, but I’m glad to see the reason for your absence is that your off living life in such an idyllic, out-of-way setting!

    By the way, you’ll have to show us a photo of that bookcase with all your books tucked nicely in their special spots.

  2. April 23, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Hi JP! It’s great to hear from you! The place looks lovely and I’m glad to hear you’re all happy there! And like Debi I’d like to see a more detailed picture of those books making themselves at home in the new shelf 😀

  3. April 23, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Hey JP! So good to hear from you! I love the new place! It’s like a perfect little country cottage…what more could you ask for. Y’all must be so happy! Huge congratulations 🙂

  4. April 24, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Looks great. And I’m sure your books are thinking you for the book shelves 🙂

  5. jean pierre
    April 24, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    i’m glad you all like it!

    and yes, the books are absolutely loving it. they positively purrr when i talk to them 🙂

    i’ve really missed you guys and looking forward to visiting your blogs more often and posting some more myself. for the moment i’m going to have to squeeze in the odd moment at work ’cause we’re only getting our phone line on the 7th of may, and then its another wait for the internet… 😦

  6. April 24, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Utterly Gorgeous!! I’ve missed your posts!

    Wow. A new house and a new car. What a wonderful place you have. Hope you are all settled in now. Moving sucks, that’s for sure. Can’t wait to see photos of the village!

  7. April 25, 2008 at 1:41 am

    Ah, the bookshelf looks empty. It must be filled! (Trust me to focus on the bookshelf first. heh.)

    Your place looks very homely. I like all that wood around the house – makes it feel warm and cozy. Have fun with the unpacking. 🙂

  8. April 25, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    That is a fantastic place. I grew up in the country and in many ways I dream of one day being able to live back out in the country. But I’ll only do it if I can somehow access hi speed internet. As goofy as that is I just don’t think I could stand being without it!!!

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