Dad Arrives and The Sun Shines Hoorah!


Lunch in the Sun with Dad...PerfectLunch in the Sun with Dad…Perfect 

Woke up to quite a bit of low cloud which shifted very quickly and it was soon really hot.

We decided since Dad was arriving at lunch time not to do the final strimming and be too hot and sweaty, instead we moved most of the wood up to the first floor area as a start to clearing out the barn so we can get on with the next stage of prepping once all the materials arrive.

We had half an hour to spare after that and preparing lunch to make a mesh window for the front window. Very quick and easy and now we have 2 mesh windows in the outbuilding which creates a good through draft at night so we don’t get too hot.

While I went to fill up with water, drop off rubbish and collect Dad Al fettled the cutlery drawer gluing the partitions in place. Another little tick off the list.

Dad arrived safe and sound after his 3.5 hour trip from Mazamet and it was lovely to see him looking so well and relaxed.

Up to the barn and to show Dad some of the progress since he was last here which was 2.5 years ago with Mum so quite a lot of changes.

We sat outside and had smoked duck salad and cheeses with some of the Spanish Alverino wine we had bough back. Could very easily have had a siesta but no ceck chairs to relax in!

Dad and I wandered up to the Cascade Leziou just 10 minutes away to walk off lunch and decided to walk back along the river to the auberge. The path was some what overgrown in places and Dad in his shorts had a few nettles to battle with. A beer at the auberge was needed at the other end.

Al collected me, he had mended the water butt connection whilst we had walked  back down.

Hot showers and then we joined Dad for dinner at the auberge. We had a few drinks beforehand and some bananagrams before dinner and then the Cribb board and cards came out after dinner. Al stomped into victory. We are in need of the rules as there are quite a few things we are unsure of….


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