Thursday, June 05, 2014

Catch Up

We've been busy cutting logs and general garden work. We also cut some logs for Dave and Annie. Yesterday was taken up with socialising with the locals down at the village hall in Cruguel.

Our latest purchase from Anglo-Info.
 34 Metres of hose 22 euros + another 32 metres FOC (not shown). One reel 16 euros. We can reach every corner of our garden front and back at last.

The new grass at the top end is coming on a treat.

I also varnished all the timber tops and skirting upstairs. I still have to re-stain the window frames.

Feeding time today. Later, John and Hannah walked with me to another hamlet to speak with the French workers. We're trying to source the best supplier for timber.

Feeding time.

 Feeding time.

Our helping hands for an hour or so.

They did a really good job.

Preparing the base for hardcore. B&W for a change.

The sky was striking today...

and the flowers.

After our French class today we visited (as a group) a local picture framer called Janick.  It was an amazing experience. His workshop is contained within a longer and another outbuilding. It was a workshop in every sense of the word. Turns out he isn't just a picture framer...he is probably the finest restorer, manufacturer and finisher of mouldings I've ever seen. A true craftsman, and he's agreed to frame my paintings. I can't wait to see his work enhancing mine.

To finish off the working day, we cut skirting for the living room and shelving for the bedroom. 
It's been quite a productive few days even though the football and tennis have taken our attention.

Tomorrow is semi-final day @ RG, Paris. Will any work get done?

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