Hi again, sorry for the lack of posts, i can’t believe our last was back in October, and where did all those weeks go?
The last six weeks have flown by as has the last few years, is the earth turning faster? or maybe its just that I’m getting older and time seems to be going faster?
So what have we been up to, well its been a busy six weeks here at Maison Mûrier, i was going to say that we have just been working on the interior of the house again as its much too cold to be outside, but the weather has been bizzarley warm during the days, well after midday anyway, so its been a mix of inside and outside work.
We have had misty mornings
Some have been frosty
But after lunch its been generally very warm, even warn enough for T shirts,
Blue skies and lickums whilst out walking with barnabas Pickles today
We have had some stunning sunsets, this one was taken yesterday on our way home from visiting a few vineyards as you do on a Saturday afternoon….
So whilst the weather has been good we have been in the garden tidying up for winter and also moving things around a bit. To give some winter interest, i have moved the old cart from the side of the house to under the tree outside the kitchen window, when i moved it i noticed most of the wood on the top was rotten so had to do some renovation work on it.
Ive planted the pots up with some winter flowers and spring tulip bulbs.
The wall planters have had a mixture of heathers, heres and pansies put in them.
Back inside we have moved into our own living room so that Marion and Ian can start to decorate their living room and kitchen,which we have been using for the last two years.
We have done a temporary make over to make it all cosy for winter.
Barnaby Pickles seems to like it.
We have papered the alcove walls using old 1950s newspapers that were found in a storage trunk that Marion and Ian bought.
Up in the loft we are converting to bedrooms, we have been busy finishing off lots of little jobs before we get the electrician in to do the first fix. kev has been busy pottering about with plumbing for all the ensuite bathrooms, and i have been busy chiselling out all the old pointing from one of the stone walls in the guest bathroom. We want to keep some original features to add character, this wall will eventually be repointed, you can see the difference between the right and left side of the wall, the left side will be tiled over, it sounded simple but took most of a day to do and that was using an industrial hammer drill.
And what have barnaby Pickles and Miel Miaow been doing whilst all this has been going on?
Mostly relaxing and snoozing…..
Bye for now catch up soon.