We’ve made it to the turn

Hello Dear Reader,

We cut the grass today and finished taking the laurel mountain of cuttings to the dechetterie. It’s totally free, at our version of this in Cornwall, you have to pay to take certain waste, such as rubble. You don’t pay here. We must have been to dechetterie five times but it’s all part of getting this place habitable. 

I must remind myself that all this work will be worth it as when it’s done, we can come here, or even you might come here and just enjoy the place. It’s a lot of hard work at the moment but one day, it’ll be done.

DB has been amazing. I’ve painted the windows and frames again. It takes several coats of paint to get a good finish. I’ve also repainted the walls and skirting boards. DB is constructing the stairs and has made it to the turn in the stairs…..the complicated bit! He powers on.

Here’s another photo from Monday of the bike race around our village. 

Here’s supper tonight. Another salad: lamb’s lettuce, sweet potato, feta, quinoa, tomatoes, alfalfa, beetroot, carrots, cucumber and guacamole. Really quick after a day of DIY.

Apparently, we’re set for warmer weather. I’m just loving having time off with DB in this beautiful place, enjoying fresh food, walks with the dogs and putting my feet up in the evening.

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs xxxx


7 thoughts on “We’ve made it to the turn

  1. loving the daily updates and the hard work you chaps are putting in. sometimes its the work that is the good thing. purpose and meaningful purpose rocks. working together on something = beautfiul


  2. Goodmorning Froogs, I would love to come and have a little holiday there one day, the little village looks picture postcard perfect. I really love what you two are doing, together. When it is all done you will look back with pride and be able to say “look what we achieved”. Have a lovely day.


  3. It certainly will be worth all the effort in the end. Whenever I get tired of doing work on my ‘renovator’s delight’ I ask myself, ‘how would it feel if I didn’t have a home to renovate because I couldn’t afford it?’ That usually puts it into perspective for me! Your efforts are inspiring me to get in and do a bit more soon.



  4. Dear Froogs,
    That view is just amazing! It will all be worth it in the end 🙂
    I have always wanted to visit France, I even dream about it. Maybe one day I will. Until then, I will live vicariously through your pictures. xx


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