Category Archives: Summer 2017

Walls capped

Thats it, the cement mixer can go back. It was great of Clive to loan the mixer to us while he was on holiday. The walls are finished; the roof timbers are in place and there is a reinforced concrete … Continue reading

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Chemin De La Libertee Walk

A much needed escape to the hills. Weather was not quite as good as we expected but we set off nonetheless. Started from just below Col de La Core and headed off on the Chemin De la Libertee path towards … Continue reading

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Upcycling

If you can call building walls out of random rock upcycling. You can certainly call making bookshelves out of a salvaged drinks bar upcycling. And then there is definitely upcycling when we made the final splashbeck to go behind the … Continue reading

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Ordesa National Park hiking trip

We have been meaning to get to the Ordesa for years. Either thwarted by weather or huts being closed or booked out. Determination does reap rewards and this year we made it, just before the holidays when it is super … Continue reading

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Cirque D’Anglade

We seem to have been at the barn for too long without getting away.¬† Sometimes just a wander down the road is good for the soul. We have plans to get over to Ordessa but unfortunately Billy (the VW) has … Continue reading

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Borneo with a backpack

After the winter season in Chamonix we are both in need of a recharge of the old batteries. This year we headed East to Borneo. Outline Itinerary Flew in to Kutchin and stayed a couple of nights to get orientation … Continue reading

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Torrorised by mice

Not that they carry bombs or even wave flick knives but they just get everywhere. It’s not just us. The village seems to have a plague as well. They even managed to get into the Qwikle box and chewed the … Continue reading

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Rhubarb and berry flavoured Gin

Last year we found about 8 litres of Gin in the barn. Some we gave away and some we drank but we still hd 2 litres this summer. So we have masserated a litre with rhubarb and berries. 300g of … Continue reading

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Fleeting visit

We had a short time to plant up the garden and get stuff sorted at the barn before¬†heading away on holiday. First thing we noticed was the porch door had blown open in the wind. This would not really matter … Continue reading

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