Our new home in France

While looking for a house to rent, somewhere to base ourselves while we hunt for the right property, we found the perfect house in the perfect spot -and with the help of the lovely people at Cle Rouge Immobilier in Duras it is ours! This blog is primarily for our friends and family to follow the ups and downs of the adventures. However if we don't know you, I hope you'll enjoy the story too, and that one day you may consider booking into our lovely home as a paying guest - you'll be made very welcome!

Monday, 29 November 2010

Lots more building work with little to show....

The builders have been very busy this week - with mostly just holes with wires and howling gales coming out of them! The bath/shower rooms are almost tiled now - they WILL look lovely when they're finished and there are lights in them.
The Jack and Jill shower room, half grouted.
Almost there!
Just the walls to be tiled here. Russ assures me he'll be finished in a couple of days.

The next photo is of our unexpected visitor a few evenings ago. Nicole and I were watching a DVD (still no TV!) when this little chap appeared from nowhere. He had to be caught in a bucket and returned outside. Still, he was a lot easier to deal with than the mice that appear from time to time!
We have been shopping at the local market, this lovely basket is one of our purchases. We have another similar, full of drying walnuts, hanging in the kitchen.
We bought lots of onions, from which we bottled a batch of onion marmalade,
 and we have been drying orange and lemon slices to make mulling spices.
Today we managed to change the headlights on the car to French ones - not without bloodshed and swearing! 
 Now I just need to get it to a garage for the 'controle technique' test and we'll be closer to getting our French plates.
I'd like you to know that I took my turn lying on the floor under the car too! But I may not have looked as elegant as Nicole does!

1 comment:

  1. Good to hear how you're getting along! Hope you haven't been plunged into deepest winter like us back in Blighty!