Not a lot, very slowly


Hello Dear Reader,

What a lovely two weeks.

Home cooked food, salads, chilled rosé wine and good company.

We helped some neighbours move furniture.

We got to know the French chaps next door (teachers).

We met the old guy, who wears clogs and lives with a blue eyed cat, opposite us, who chatted to us where he previously used to scuttle indoors.

We had a great night out (lock in!) with the locals.

We tidied the woodland, found and stacked logs, cleaned out the wood shed and sat in front of the fire each night.

Went to the charity shop in Morlaix and bought some furniture.

We built a wall with a door.

We painted a room.

We gave the house a good clean.

It was relaxing and we did not a lot, very slowly.

Tucked it up safely and waved goodbye.

We’ll be back in summer.

I’ll see you tomorrow,

Love Froogs xxxx

The pleasures of home


Hello Dear Reader,

We’re back on form and back working on the house. A friend popped round to show us how to tape the joints of our partion wall and that’s well under way; a big reveal later.

The dogs are totally at home and spend the day either in the garden or checking that no one and especially that the feral cats are not in our garden. They are sweet but they disappear when we arrive with three dogs. 

Our neighbours have told us all about the woodland behind our house. It used to be a field but no one now knows who owns it. It soon became taken over by trees that anyone has the right to remove if they could fall on their house or overshadows it. When we bought the house, we paid for the willow and hazel to be cut back but never got round to picking up the logs or clearing up the smaller branches. That’s exactly what DB and I have done today or at least made a good start. There’s a whole load more levels go under the brambles. Once cleared, the wild flowers will be able to grow. 

We’re really enjoying this holiday doing a little bit of work, with lazy lunches ( I’ve got a stash of rice cakes to eat with my cheese) and really enjoyed clearing the back of the house. 

We’re off for a walk tonight and then a glass of wine in the garden.

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs xxxxx