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"A house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul."
~ Phillip Moffitt
"He who wants to warm himself in old age must build a fireplace in his youth."
~ German proverb
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Category Archives: The Project
So far this summer, apart from Nicole and her family we have had a handfull of folk over to eat and some have stopped overnight. Last week we had Clive and his family over for the evening. We chose an … Continue reading
We now have 3 buildings. The later Breezy has dubbed “The Man Cave”. We have a roof of about 7 varieties of sedum and the bast thing is that we no longer have any scrap wood in the main barn. … Continue reading
The start point was Port de Lers at 1517m equipped with a packed lunch, map, compass, camera and binoculars. We ascended from the carpark north as per normal to gain the ridge to the Pic des Trois Seigneurs. The weather … Continue reading
The days are busy whatever the weather. We have lists. Lists of indoor things to do; outdoor things; internet things; food ideas for the winter; new recipes to try out; walks to do; emails to send. The tables are covered … Continue reading
I worked with Nicole in Meribel many moons ago now and they came and visited us two years ago on their campervan trip and decided they would like to come for another visit this year too. Niq is the guy … Continue reading
Thats it, the cement mixer can go back. It was great of Clive to loan the mixer to us while he was on holiday. The walls are finished; the roof timbers are in place and there is a reinforced concrete … Continue reading
A much needed escape to the hills. Weather was not quite as good as we expected but we set off nonetheless. Started from just below Col de La Core and headed off on the Chemin De la Libertee path towards … Continue reading
If you can call building walls out of random rock upcycling. You can certainly call making bookshelves out of a salvaged drinks bar upcycling. And then there is definitely upcycling when we made the final splashbeck to go behind the … Continue reading
We have been meaning to get to the Ordesa for years. Either thwarted by weather or huts being closed or booked out. Determination does reap rewards and this year we made it, just before the holidays when it is super … Continue reading