Thursday, December 6, 2012

A roof raising time

Sorry it's been a while - we have been moving from our summer lodging to our winter lodging. We are so lucky to have friends willing to let us use their holiday homes and we are very grateful. The winter lodging is in the next village - Vertueil d'Agenais - and is a large maison de maître that used to be the village doctors house - I have my office set up in what was the doctor's waiting room.

The chef in the kitchen of the winter lodging

Down at the ruin things moved on apace. The builders finished the hard standing at the side of the barn which will be the home of our tractors and wood cutting equipment and where we will have our wood store.

Pouring the concrete - this is a covered area

Meanwhile the charpentier had arrived to take the roof off. Would all the walls fall down?

Well not all of them did! Watch the slideshow to see which walls came tumbling down and how they went up again.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

We also had a little trip to the UK to fit in as my daughter got married to her beautiful partner Karen and there wasn't a dry eye in the house. You can see the photos here.

Thanks for reading - à bientôt.