Having bought a chain saw for the project, thought it wise to be able to know how to use it (safely).
Friends of ours Alan and Christine from The Peak kindly offered their teaching skills for a day. Another friend of ours Kate Daniels (see piccy below) joined us. A very worthwhile day, in the morning we learnt how to dismantle the chain saw so we could clean and maintain it. This also gave us much more of an insight into how it works, the safety mechanisms etc. which made actually using the chainsaw for the first time that afternoon not quite so nerve racking!!
Many thanks Al and Christine for your patience and making it a fun learning day. You are welcome in The Pyrenees any time. Bring your saws for those tricky trees!!!