St Girons day so off we trundled after brekky to the big city!!! Just needed to pick up some large nails on the DIY front and some tacks for geo textile fabric so that was quite quick.
Normal load of washing and we then zoomed around the market picking up a few bits and pieces we needed. No luck finiding Olivier to find out about lack of grazing donkeys….
On to Carrefour where we had a huge shop for wine for the UK. Ken has an order in and we wanted to stock up with supplies as well as our favourite fizz at 5 euros a bottle we love a great bargain, just a bit too quaffable!!!
Our luck was in as we bumped into Henri who we had been trying to see for ages and he agreeed to come and visit us in the pm. So conversation on the way back was how to tackle velux issues at the barn.
Lunch in the sun again delicious prawns with maybe a bit too garlicy dip but yummy nonetheless.
It was then back to the terrace for a short while before Henri arrived. We showed him around and what we had done and then discussed openings etc with him. We got the BIG thumbs up for 3 large veluxes in the back roof…HOORAH this will make such a HUGE difference to the amount of light we get in upstairs and we could not have wished for more. He then helped us with lots of other bits and pieces to do with the barn and even said why not put a large west facing window in for view of Mont Rouch. Just make sure you use old wood and not a problem, well why not? Looks like we will be busy next year.
Once Henri had gone we started decking the lower terrace which is great as it is quick impression work, goes down very quickly and you can see the results.
About half the lower terrace down and it is taking shape. Hoping the whole lot will be done before we leave weather and a bit of hard work permitting.
Just having a glass of wine before heading to Alison and Peter's for supper.