Wow it’s been a very long time since my last post. Sorry about that. I must do better. It’s high time to get back to France and revive the blog. I have news and updates if you’re interested… Continue reading “Spring forward. New project.”
We’re already four weeks into our 8-week French summer working holiday, combining more property tidying and regular workaday-working. We have scorching dry weather, and a storm or two with even hotter weather on the way! Our lawn is brown and crunchy and our lettuce is wilting…
We pluck up the courage and strength (somehow!) to shift the concrete trough to open up our well.
That basically sums up this trip! Honestly, could it rain any more? Can rain just continue for ever? Still, we did manage to achieve some things despite the grey, damp days…
Our second ‘reno’ trip this Winter, but lacking the heady excitement of the first trip when we got the keys. It’s wet here and it’s been wet for ages – very unusual weather this Winter we are told. Luckily, the little place is on a ridge so all that rain just trickles down the hills into the swollen streams below. Even the 150-year old Ardoise tiled roof is holding up well, with only a couple or three minor leaks into the attic. We desperately need a ‘hat’ for the chimney though – the acrid smell of damp soot is overpowering.
Soooooo…this is photo of PNR Millevaches taken yesterday, which is not too far away from our place. Very pretty, no? But there will be renovation repercussions, I am sure. Continue reading “Snow stops everything here too?”
Our next visit to the little French place is in the pipeline. We are very diary-challenged this year: launching a new event and managing our little biz in the UK, and of course, doing up the French place in any remaining spare time. Absolutely no problem at all. It’s all about diary planning… Continue reading “Honeymoon over. Reality bites!”