Monthly Archives: April 2014

One man went to mow….and we went a sowing

After five weeks of no rain and stunning weather Easter Sunday was a day of rain, rain and even more rain, the garden loved it we hated it but hey we can’t complain.

Today Easter Monday started out cloudy and drab but by lunchtime the sun came out to play and after a mad dash to see if  Mr Bricolarge was open [we needed plaster for the bathroom] it was closed,  but i was lucky as Gam Vert our garden centre was open so i picked up some bits i needed, we headed out for an afternoon in the garden.

Adam, Ian’s son who has come down to plaster their bathroom volunteered to cut the grass on our 1 acre field.


Marion and i had an afternoon of sowing seeds and planting seedlings in our potagère.



And after a hard afternoons work it would be rude not to partake of a little tiffin of Rose.


And what a beautiful sunset to end the day on.


Arghh back to rain, rain, rain tomorrow, Oh well we can’t to many nice days otherwise we wouldn’t appreciate them or would we?


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Forty Years of Kev – The celebration photos

What an amazing celebration week Kev has had, the weather was perfect 28 degrees everyday and he had his amazing friends around him, sadly not all his family but they send videos which will be featured in another post later this week.

So sit back relax, have a large G & T, [you’ll need it there are a lot of photos] and watch the celebration photos.

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The Room of Doom Reborn

I know, I know its been all quiet on the blog front for a while, apologies readers we have both been soooo busy making the most of the glorious sunshine we have been having, sorry to brag [all our northern european readers] but the weather has been divine for most of the last five weeks. Mother nature has lit the torch paper on all the pants and they have ignited into, bud, blossom and  bloom, as have the weeds who are all having a field day, until i decided to wage war on them on Wednesday and cut and dug thousands of them up, mmmm how long before they launch a counter attack on me, not long me thinks.

Anyway enough about the weather and the garden we have news, our first bedroom is finished [well sort of, for now as a temper measure until we put a bathroom in and redo all the electrics, were upon it will be ripped apart] oh well lets celebrate for now.

Formally know as “The Room of Doom” as thats what came over me every time i ventured into it, now known as “The former Room of Doom” original don’t you think?

here are some before and after photos to let you see what we mean.









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Now  onto the next project……..


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Pool Installation Day

With the pool kit delivered yesterday, and it being such a nice week, I thought I’d crack on and give installing it a go.

The delivery was smooth, and the instruction manual was really just like painting by numbers.

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I worked late into the night last night, and started at the crack of dawn this morning. Luckily I had some decking boards left over from a previous project, so I was able to do a bit of landscaping too. I have to wait a few hours for the initial chlorine filtration to work, but then I’ll be testing it out!

Pool View From House


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