Sunday, July 14, 2013

Home sweet home

Finally we have moved in to our new home. Still a lot to do to finish everything but it is good to be chez nous at last. We can't go on calling it 'the ruin' any longer so from now on will refer to our home as Kebourg. Here in the French countryside most homes are built on land that has a place name and the houses built on that land take its name. So that's why you will often see two houses with the same name. But we are now within the village confines and so have no place name and are just known as being in the village 'Au Bourg'. So now we are Kevin and Enid au Bourg  = Kebourg.

I managed to get away for a visit with the family in May and then back to all stations go. Rooms ready to be painted, a veg garden needing attention and house moving to organise. But finally we spent our first night in our new home and didn't it feel good!

Here''s an update of how things have been moving along.

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Next steps are to finish painting our bedroom, the kitchen and salon and then fitting out the kitchen. The builders will be finishing the tiling next week, the heating engineers will be making the final connections the week after, the builders are working on outside walls and by the 13th August we will have a swimming pool. Phew!

But today was a time to be with friends and neighbours at the viilage fĂȘte. A day of good food, good music and good company and for us what living in this small community is all about. Happy days.
A la prochaine.


Fiona said...

Marvelous to see your new abode and know that you are living there at long last. I must say, that laundry room would be a lovely kitchen for most of us!! Love all the original touches and features you have built into and retained in an energy efficient house by the looks of it. Now enjoy the fruits of your labour :D Fiona x

Little Nell said...

Well done. I hope you'll be very happy in your new home.

Enid and Kevin Wilson said...

TX Fiona and Marilyn - a few miles of painting to go yet before we can relax but it already feels like home.