Category Archives: Spring 2007

Planting and Depart

Today is a day of sorting and cleaning in preparation for an early departure for Chamonix in the morning. Yesterday we went exploring out of the valley and discovered a climbing area at Massat. On route back we had time … Continue reading

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Dinner Digging and Divining

Yesterday we spent the whole morning scouring the forest behind the grange for an “eau de source” or a spring. No luck. Whenever we see the Mayor, the first thing he says is have we found the source yet! It … Continue reading

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Roof repairs & access

Woke up to more snow and looking very chilly outside!!! We headed up the valley again on roof restoration duties!!! Al donned his climbing head and trundled up and down ladders for the morning with tin for the roof, nails, … Continue reading

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Snow and More Slate!

Snow down to about 1200m overnight gave the morning a very different feel to it.   The day started with us returning Annie and Murray’s cement mixer. It had rained over night and was still drizzling. The footbridge over the … Continue reading

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Bridge to start – booze to finish

Decided to make a prompt start with the intention of finishing the bridge access. So a full on morning, with the end result being access for vehicles…BRILLIANT!!! We had also partly finished repairing the main window shutter, so Al scuttled … Continue reading

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Market & more slate

26th May Market Day….off we headed to St Girons in the rain. We had a few things to buy, mainly cement as we had run out for completion of the bridge hopefully tomorrow. Can’t seem to get the chainsaw looked … Continue reading

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Finally propped up the roof

On the way out this morning we liberate Freddy’s ladders, which protrude somewhat from the back of Vinnie, who is already laid down with a cement mixer and bags of cement. A slow trip up the road and then we … Continue reading

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Permit Seeking

First thing we set about the “Permit de Travaux” filling in all the paperwork; gathering all the stuff we needed and preparing what we were going to say to the Marie in the afternoon. Having got 2 ½ ton of … Continue reading

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Debs away – ballast

5.30am was a rude awakening but we got Debs off to St Giron and onto the bus. Then we managed to tick our whole list of things to do while we were there. Most importantly was getting the papers from … Continue reading

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Dung Clearance and Chilly Swimming

The mist was hanging over the tops again but you could see patches of blue above which was great. The aim for the day was to clear the inside of the barn which we knew was going to be hard … Continue reading

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