Category Archives: Spring 2009

Departure Day

It seems to have come around very quickly again but it was time to pack up and head off to Carcassonne for our flight. We were up quite early for us 7am and had a quick brekky and then packed … Continue reading

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Big Clear Out

Another overcast day so we decided it was time for "egg window surprise" Al did a fantastic breakfast of egg window and sautéed potatoes to keep us going. It was a good feeling to have no pressure for the last … Continue reading

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Bits n Bobs

Left the barn early to get down to St Girons. First stop was Annie's to drop off the cement mixer. She was a bit flustered, trying to get horses fed and animals sorted before getting to work. Then onto La … Continue reading

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We have a slate roof and lights too!!!

After a stormy night with thunder, lightening and strong very gusty winds it did not look promising for slating. However, after brekky it had stopped raining so we decided to start and if it rained we would move inside and … Continue reading

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Shifting stuff about again

We were planning to get down to St Girons today to the market and get internet and washing done. The transhumance started at Seix at 6am and essentially meant that 2000 sheep and an assortment of ramblers would be walking … Continue reading

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Solar pannel and slating roof

Complete contrast to yesterday with fantastic sunshine. Over breakfast I got all the solar PV components out to wire it all up only to find that the terminals on the battery and the battery leads supplied were not compatible. Boo. … Continue reading

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Mizzle

A mizzly morning so we decided to get some small must do jobs done before thinking about the roof. Started with the fence around the veggie patch. Big tick! Fitted the door to the outhouse and cut it up as … Continue reading

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Great walk

An early start and picnic making as today we went off for a walk with Ian and Lee. Met up at the mines and set off from there for 2 hours of steep uphill to Cap de Ruos overlooking Spain. … Continue reading

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Slate snaffling

Woke up to sunshine which was great, always much more motivated with a bit of sunshine. Had brekky in the sun and then set to on giving the floor a quick sand and varnish which did not take too long, … Continue reading

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Generator & Flooring

A full day was planned for today as Al was very keen that we should try and get all the flooring down in the outbuilding, mezzanine and main floor. Although small, these things still take time. Al was very patient … Continue reading

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