mercredi 30 novembre 2016

All done...

...on the outside at any rate!

lundi 28 novembre 2016

More polytunnel progress

Polythene on today...doors tomorrow.

mardi 22 novembre 2016


A trip to Ardichen on Monday to finally see Hilda and Christian's place (it's only taken 7 years!). They have a lovely set up overlooking Castillon en Couserans and it was good catch up. A lovely break too from all the on going works. On the way back we put the Mitsubishi through its control technique, so now we just need to sell the Jimny and then we can put it on french plates.

Despite the rain today the polytunnel is progressing.

samedi 19 novembre 2016


Polytunnel erection underway!!

vendredi 18 novembre 2016

A trip to Guzet

After fixing the car's exhaust and finishing the poly tunnel foundations, we took a day off and headed up to Guzet to play in the snow.

samedi 12 novembre 2016

After the rain

Lots of rain for the last 4 days which has hampered progress, but still managed to concrete some steps, remove the exhaust from the Mitsubishi which sheared off last week and needs to be replaced and do some electrics in the gite.

Today has been clear and so after a trip to St Girons to collect materials and go to the market, we went for a stroll to the Col de Saraille. Lovely views and autumn colours.

mardi 8 novembre 2016

First snows of the year.

As forecast, snow showers on the mountains over the weekend and snow flurries here last night and today. It was only this afternoon that I finally finished the slating. Work was interrupted by the delivery of the poly tunnel, though I don't think we'll be erecting it for a week or more yet.

jeudi 3 novembre 2016

Good chance of snow here at the weekend and during next week - crazy considering the temperatures here for the last month and even today (been topless for much of it). It's now a race against time to try and get the roof slated on the gite!