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Courtyard Work - removing the original bread oven

Entering the large double wooden gates to the the lower courtyard the first thing you see is the original bread oven. Dating to 1916 (the date carved in the rock oven door) and with a large area underneath used for the pigs we are told. Sadly…
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Italian Rustic Decor - the collector

Italian Rustic 'The measure of a life, after all, is not it's duration, but it's donation...' Corrie Ten We almost didn't enter, even though I've been wanting to visit this shop since we arrived in the valley back in April. The double…
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Italian Living - creating the rustic lounge room

Rustic Lounge Room  'The longer you are in a place the more you get under its layers'  Frances Mayes   Our rustic lounge room is starting to take shape, this is the room I long to see finished. The one we will live in, the place…

The French House - a little tour

Returning to my tale of Borga Nari, it's late Autumn. The air has a chill straight from the mountains. Leaves are blanketing the path and soon there will be deep snow. We are yet to meet our neighbors, the French people. We've been told they…

The lost village - Abandoned in the Mountains

I thought tonight I would share with you all a little video from our time at Borga Nari, now you just need to bear in mind the following things Big number one - this is not a professional video I created this to send home to my family …