Category Archives: Summer 2012

Reflections

4am was a very rude awakening but it was a beautiful starry night when we headed back to Cham both of us very sad to be going, just seems a tad too soon this year…..but I guess best that way … Continue reading

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Barn shut down day 2

Now the list is shorter as is the amount of time we have to complete it. I fancied going for a short walk once everything was ticked off, alas it was not to be. We had arranged to go down … Continue reading

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Barn shut down day 1

Two full days to go before the doors are locked and we set off driving to Chamonix. As per normal we have a comprehensive list of “things to do”. Everything from turning off the water to putting Walter (the wheelbarrow) … Continue reading

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Last day of work

Another blue sky day in the mountains. Autumn has arrived with vengeance as the mornings are crisp and the sun does not peek over the tops until late in the morning. Back to the normal routine of lighting the fire … Continue reading

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Catch up day

The alarm went off at 5.45am. Becks and Charlie had to be in the car at 6.15 to get to Carcassonne; and the car was at the end of the piste. Breezy refused to make them walk so we had … Continue reading

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Coppicing Bonanza

After enormous rain last night we were hoping that it would be blue skies but the weather gods not with us. Cloudy but dry so we had brekky in the warmth before having a massive Coppice attack with Charlie and … Continue reading

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Breezy’s Birthday

This is the first time since we have had the place in the Pyrenees that it has rained on Breezy’s Birthday. Undeterred by the weather we prepared for a short hike up to Cirque d’Anglade to get some fresh air … Continue reading

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Charlie & Becks arrive

Charlie & Becks were due for about lunchtime so the morning was taken up with odd jobs and preparation. I shifted the sand left over from the window openings round the back of the barn with the Mucktruck; bringing back … Continue reading

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Beating back the forest

Mornings have developed a set theme. First one up puts the kettle on so that I can get my fix of coffee. Then one of us gets stuff out of the fridge in the main barn for breakfast. Having the … Continue reading

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Sheep Stampede!!!

Well it was a disturbed night sleep. We had planned for an early night so tucked up in bed by10pm. By 11pm the sheep bells were getting closer and louder. I had a quick look outside with the torch and … Continue reading

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