When we moved in to the little French Cottage, I was eight months pregnant and getting ready to give birth to our second child in a second country where I did not speak the language. This fact was sufficient enough to keep my worries on the impending birth rather than…well, anything else really. Needless to say my nesting instincts, as well as my Trading Spaces “carpet and cover” mentality, took control of the situation with surprising calm and vigor. So we would like share a few before and after photos of our place with you. They are not at all extensive, and they don’t show all the rooms and spaces. However, it gives a reasonable snapshot of the place. All the “before” photos were taken by Philip (I never set eyes on the place until the first day we moved in which, all things considered, was probably a good thing) and the “after” photos were taken by yours truly. Hope you enjoy a bit of the rustic French countryside life we have come to love.