Category Archives: Autumn 2007

Wrap up

On the Tuesday we completed the back of the roof at just gone one o’clock. There was a big cheer as the last piece of the ridge was nailed on. Unfortunately, Murray was in the UK but Giselle came up … Continue reading

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Penultimate day

Had a fab day as far as the roof went. All done on the back bar a few slates in the middle of the apex. Breezy had a fire going all day and got shot of a load of the … Continue reading

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Les Flicks

Started with a lie in. Yippee. It is what we both needed, Breezy more than Al though!!! Another glorious morning, blue skies and a real frost, my favourite time of year. We headed up to the barn around 11.30am just … Continue reading

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Celebration lunch

A beautiful day for a bit of a celebration. We got up fairly early to sort out the salads and get everything prepared. It was freezing up at the barn before the sun hit it at 11:30. Adam came by … Continue reading

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Massive progress

Today we had a really successful day on the roof. All the preparation yesterday paid off as the slates went on really quickly with Hans and Clive working together nailing them all on. Only two more lines of felt (2m) … Continue reading

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Preparation for the back of the roof

A day of sorting, cleaning and grading slate in preparation for the back of the barn. Clive soldered the guttering for the back of the roof and laid the first line of large slates. All the slate is stacked in … Continue reading

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Front finished

Slightly overcast start to the day but air temperature warmer. After arriving at the barn we had our first visitor of the day Monsieur le Maire. He walked up to the Bergerie with his dog to see how work was … Continue reading

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More slate

How shall I say it…more slate!!!! Giselle, Al and I cleaned slate pretty much all day, covered in dust from head to toe. Only at the end of the day did Hans say “Breezy you look really funny” uum I … Continue reading

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Slate Slate Slate

A very Productive day. Hans and Clive worked together slating the front roof and fitting Chatiers (air vents) to the annex. By the end of the day half the front is done! Two more good weather days should see it … Continue reading

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Repose

A day of repose. A lie in and then phoned my folks in St Girons to arrange a rendezvous before they left for the airport. Took them to a flea market. Breezy survived it, having kept me away from junkyards … Continue reading

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