Today has been more of the same. I’ve scraped, cleaned and sanded another pair of shutters and DB has worked all day on the kitchen. I did wonder how the windows and shutters had remained in such good condition, they’re a dark hardwood and believe me they are extremely heavy. The green algae doesn’t just wash off, it has to be sanded. That I itself is an excellent bingo wing work out and my arms are burning.
I can understand why the locals have replaced these with modern plastic concertina folding shutters or aluminium roll down shutters. Less work? We could have replaced them but the cheaper option was to make do and mend, so that’s what we did.
My next job will be to spray the house with anti-mousse to get rid of the red lichen and the black mould. It’s pure romance!
I’ll hopefully and weather permitting finish the third set of traditional shutters tomorrow and there will be a shutters and kitchen progress reveal. DB is taking his time in the kitchen and rightly so.
The loveliest part of our day was meeting Jenny and John. I’ve read her blog for years. Go back to the beginning and share their amazing journey.
Our house needed tidying up, their house and their latest house have been full scale refurbishments and they’ve done it all themselves. I won’t tell you any more and just let you enjoy ‘meeting them’ and reading about their French adventure.
Over to you Dear Reader, did we do the right thing by keeping the old shutters or should we be like the French and modernise.
Love Froogs xxxxx