Category Archives: Autumn 2008

To Sum Up

A really fun month. I personally (Breezy) have felt a huge sense of achievement by putting the small roof on the barn, laying a floor as well as getting the toilet installed as well as loads of other small bit … Continue reading

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Back home

We were awake at 7am so decided to get up and hit the road. The truck started a huge relief and off we went. Got to Boulogne in good time for a coffee and a croissant before sailing at 11am. … Continue reading

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On route back

We woke up again to snow. Al was happy as he could have a long soak in a bath while I used the wifi to catch up on work e mails. All looking good for a 9am ish start BUT … Continue reading

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Getting away in the snow

Happy Birthday Dad!!! We woke up and it had stopped snowing, yippee!!! Peter cooked us a wonderful cooked brekky to get us on our way. We headed up the hill with all the trees ladened with snow, it looked like … Continue reading

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Refugees from the cold

It had rained most of the night and the snow level was down to 1200m and it was a tad chilly!!! We had brekky and plenty of hot drinks before Clive turned up to solder the gutters for the out … Continue reading

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Odd Jobs

A much warmer night’s sleep and we did not want to get out of bed. As we had an open bag of cement we got the mixer going again and used it up, concrete around the door to the outhouse, … Continue reading

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Ekke’s House

We survived our first night in the barn, bat free too. Mind you we are keeping up the mossie net just in case the odd bat or mouse decides to visit us!!! After a chilly nights sleep we rearranged bedding … Continue reading

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Cement Floor & Friends

Today is the day that we give up the luxury of the gite and move into the barn. Frantic packing of bags, loading the van and cleaning before a breakfast of egg window. Ekke called by and we made arrangements … Continue reading

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Pink Fizz & Fire Basket

Happy Birthday Al and Happy 40th Birthday Henry!!! As we still needed a load of ballast we headed off early, down the valley to St Girons with the truck and trailer. It was another glorious day. Loaded up and procured … Continue reading

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Wood ont Roof

Blue sky, snow down to 1300m and chuffing freezing. Undeterred we went up the hill to the grange. It looked like chocolate box scenery from inside a warm vehicle. Outside however it was different. Having read the instructions for the … Continue reading

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