7 days to go…

If furniture could talk, we reckon this cabinet would have some stories to tell. This beautiful old cabinet is as old as the gite itself, according to its former owner, and would have been privy to all the births, deaths and marriages that have taken place here over the last 200-odd years. This evening it … More 7 days to go…

8 days to go…

Today, in between French lessons and client work, I managed to give an internal door a coat of paint and hoover the bathroom. At this rate it will be Christmas before the gite is ready. Progress is slow. Too slow. Tick tock, tick tock.

10 days to go…

Have just been tiptoing around the house thinking that someone was trying to break in, only to realise that the banging sounds I can hear are fireworks echoing around the valley. Panic over. Thank goodness. I didn’t relish the prospect of lying in bed wondering whether or not the boogie man was going to get … More 10 days to go…

Painting woes

Yesterday was a frustrating day. I had fully intended to have the bathroom in the gite painted and ready for the toilet and shower to be installed, but it was not to be. Dennis has done a sterling job on it so far. Somehow in between entertaining visitors, sorting out our new windows, installing new … More Painting woes