I must admit, I had a moment today when I though of Maison de Thrift in Huelgoat and thought that we’d never get it ‘done’. Then, I stopped being a ‘numpty’ and thought about the journey and how far we’d already come. On the first rainy August day, the grass was long, the overgrown trees hid the house and wisteria covered the bedroom window and had grown into the house. No one had lived there for thirty years.
We fell in love with the place. We came home and started the buying process.
The trees were all cut down. We turned up at Christmas and had the water and electricity reconnected.
To the delight of our neighbours, the overgrown hedge has been taken down and we removed all the ivy from the walls to show the lovely stone.
The grotty, rotten and not working properly 1970’s wood stove has been removed. The new one goes in on the 15th and the walls will be made good.
We’ve made the top floor flat a temporary home whilst we renovate the house.
Our next trip?
Build a room, insulate between the beams on the second floor, build a ceiling.
More painting, more garden clearing, some path building, more log stacking.
Most of all, plenty of walking, sitting in the garden, socialising, reading and resting.
I also need to remind myself that we have years to do this.
We’re there all summer, drop by and say hello.
Love Froogs xxxxxx