mercredi 29 mars 2017

Terrace finished!

Bloody hot today but the terrace is finished - the list is getting smaller and we have electricity!!

mardi 28 mars 2017

Egyptian visitor

A long day in Toulouse yesterday getting the last furnishings for the gite and a panic when we couldn't find a door for the shower! Although the websites of Lapeyre and Castorama both showed that they had doors available the reality on turning up was that we would have to order and wait 4 weeks! At last an evening trip to bricodepot in Pamiers saved the day.

Today Susie has started furnishing the inside whilst I built the terrace and installed the shower door. 

A rare sighting indeed today as an Egyptian Vulture circled overhead! We also saw a Hoopoe last week which is quite early in the year.

dimanche 26 mars 2017

Quélébu Grange

We're open for business from the 1st April with a listing on "Air bnb". Another big shop tomorrow to get the last items for the inside, decking for the terrace arrives on Tuesday and electricity is connected on Wednesday. Exhausted!

mardi 14 mars 2017

Gite progress

 Colours at last...two coats of limewash in the main downstairs room (and some nasty lime burns for my hands). The stairs have handrails and balustrades and cupboards and bathrooms are painted and tiled. A big thanks to Phil who finished the plasterboard jointing whilst I was away in the UK for a few days.

lundi 13 mars 2017


Susie's contemporary dance class is starting in Saint Girons in April.

Loads of progress in the gite with painting, staircase, shower and soon!