Category Archives: Summer 2015

Tiling, Grouting, Fencing, Brambles, Mushrooms and Reminiscing

We have a few weeks until next guests arrive and in that time we also plan a week to explore the Spanish National Park Aiguilles Tortes so have been keeping an eye on a weather window to do that. Things … Continue reading

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Social Week

So the last week has been lots of lovely social things going on but we did manage to get some tiling done at the beginning of the week. We had got some tiles for the hall way a few years … Continue reading

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Foraging Fun

After our trip to Spain the fridge was bare so we headed into town after a chat with the Mayor who was on good form, a trip to the dechetterie to off load broken glass and rubbish. Food shop, hair … Continue reading

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Spanish Explore 2nd-4th August

We bought a small hiking tent 2 years ago with the aim of heading off into the hills exploring and being self sufficient as such. We had been busy looking at maps to do a 3 day loop from the … Continue reading

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Creative Pursuits

Since Breezys family left we have been on a bit of a detox. less wine and less food and some simple bits of DIY of a creative nature. We have been experimenting with chalk paint effects on the big dresserf … Continue reading

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Breese family weekend

Friday evening and Breezy’s Father, Brother and his two eldest kids arrived for the weekend. Iain has been out to visit several times and stayed at the barn with us on the last couple of trips. Charlie has also been … Continue reading

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4 days with Lanester!

A boiling hot day on Monday when we went to St G and to collect Laney. We had got a few chores done when we found out that Laney was on the wrong train and so we decided to go … Continue reading

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Sweet Chilli Chicken

A great marinated chicken for the BBQ. This is enough for about 4 people. Prepare the marinate with – A fresh chilli chopped 2 cloves of crushed garlic 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger 4 tbsp runny honey 2 tbsp soy … Continue reading

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Cracking Progress

A social start and end to the week. Alison popped up for coffee on Monday morning and then Monday lunchtime we were invited for an apero with Didier and Vero in the village. They bought a run down house on … Continue reading

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Jam making

Tuesday, after the usual breakfast of fruit and nuts (and a litre of coffee for me) we set about picking the blackcurrants and gooseberries from the garden. Then it was the blackcurrants to be made into jam. Odd little jobs … Continue reading

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