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!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

We had snow too!

 It snowed here too! Only for a very short time, and not very much. Thanks to our own local 'micro-climate' we didn't have very much, although other parts of the region did. The black ice has been a problem though (according to the workmen - we don't usually go out early enough for it to be a problem for us!) However, we are getting through the log pile. More will be needed before long!
 The outside tap now has it's own bonnet to prevent freezing up!

Things are moving on in the house. Bathrooms are almost finished, tiling and grouting almost done. Nicole and I have stripped wallpaper from another two rooms.

She carried on even during a tea break! The back of the house is so cold, that Nicole has now moved into the room we just stripped, which being on the south side and above the room where there is a log burner burning most of the day, is much warmer. (Hotwater bottles and bedsocks still required!)

Now that work in the house is almost done, materials have started to arrive to start on the barn.
 Plasterboard for the walls.
Insulating materials.
Stone blocks to support the roof over the terrace.

The house is still full of dust and holes, but it is moving on. Tomorrow sees my biggest challenge yet - taking the car to the garage to get the 'MOT' test done. Appointment has been made (not by me!) but I have to take it and explain that I am responsible for changing the headlights (which are not quite shining in the right direction!) to the mechanic whose accent is apparently very local. Wish me luck......

1 comment:

  1. What an adventure you are having, sounds cold though!
    Good luck!!