Category Archives: Spring 2007

Debs Day

Hi, Debs/Monti Bianco here, well not only have they got me lugging piles of antique cow manure they now have me writing their blog for them!!Well actually Breezy thought she’d just give you a rest from her babble so you … Continue reading

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Debs, roast chicken and locals

Debs arrives today!! Went into St Girons in the morning early and sorted out a load of photocopying for the Permis de Construit; checked up on internet stuff and got over to the market. What a fantastic market. Got to … Continue reading

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Previous Owner

The sun was shining, contrary to the forecast which was a bonus. So we headed up with Debs to start another day… We had a morning of shifting the slate again…nearly there now and Debs and I graded it whilst … Continue reading

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Sun and bridge progress

Today the sun shone all day so we set about outdoor tasks. Having fished a bent metal girder out of the river a few days ago we finally managed to move it up to the bridge. A foot at a … Continue reading

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Washed out

Started the day dry but overcast so lit a fire and got the chainsaw on a few logs from the pile of stuff to burn. Once the fire was going nicely we cut the rotten ends off the beams inside … Continue reading

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Digging and shifting

Woke up to rain so we spent the first hour or so sorting out more papers and Al doing a bit of work for Unique Solutions. Then we headed up the road for a very productive day. It was still … Continue reading

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Disappointment at the Marie

Yesterday was a day in St Girons; photocopying, buying supplies. setting up accounts, etc. Al worked hard in the morning sorting out the plans for the Marie. Then we headed up to the Bergerie for a few hours. Managed to … Continue reading

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Easy Door Day

Started today by moving more slate around. Access to the roof is better from the back rather than the front so we are concentrating on getting all the slate we have graded up there. Plan is to do a bit … Continue reading

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Firedoors

Woke up to the sun shining and seeing the snow capped peaks which was great. A quick spot of paperwork for the Marie and then up the hill we go again! We started a bonfire to start getting rid of … Continue reading

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Brain, Slate and more Slate

Spent an hour and a half reading through the application for the “Permis de Construit” and working out where we are deficient. Thanks to Andy (the architect) and Martin (structural engineer) we think we have it all covered. It is … Continue reading

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