Today is the day that we give up the luxury of the gite and move into the barn. Frantic packing of bags, loading the van and cleaning before a breakfast of egg window. Ekke called by and we made arrangements to hand over the gite at two pm which gave us time to start working on the concrete floor of the outhouse.
Fortunately Walter (the wheelbarrow) just fitted through the narrow door of the building so I mixed and fed Breezy with concrete while she shovelled it around and levelled the floor. Breezy went off down to the village for a final shower before meeting Ekke and handing the keys over while I carried on. En route Breezy met Alison and Peter who asked us over for a drink early evening, Olivier who gave her a bag of donkey milk products and also Anne and Jean who confirmed aperos at their place in the evening too.
Having finished the floor we used the surplus concrete to fit a doorstep outside the outhouse. Then we organised bedding and stuff for our first night before a glass of wine with Alison and Peter and then up the road to Annie and Jean’s. Annie gave us loads of slate last year when we were putting the roof on the main barn and we had a lovely evening with them and her brother chatting in French. Lots of lovely nibbles and flowing wine. We declined a meal after much wine and headed up the hill to the barn for soup and bed.
The sky was clear and the stars were amazing with absolutely no light pollution. WOW!!!