We’ve pushed ourselves hard today and set a deadline for getting this round of renovations complete. We had some pine trees down when we bought the house and the logs have sat in the garden for 18 months. I don’t want to burn them as the resin can damage a flue liner. However, stored for three years in the dry, they are fine and won’t damage a chimney. We offered the ‘green wood’ on Facebook and today, the loveliest couple came with a big van and took it all away. We helped them load their van and found out that they have lots of land where they season wood until they need it. They left us a nice bottle of wine, they have plenty of wood for a few years in the future and our garden is much tidier. It’s always great to meet new people.
As soon as they’d gone, we went back to painting. New plasterboard soaks up paint and it took for coats of paint to get an even finish. We bought Dulux over with us from the UK as French paint is so much more expensive. Tomorrow, I’ll buy some stain to paint the stairs to match the other woodwork in the house.
We do bits and bobs then get out and about. I’ll do out and about tomorrow and I’m excited about going to Emmaus.
After loads of work, I needed good old fashioned comfort food and made Corned beef hash
To make this:
6 medium potatoes- chopped and boiled until just soft.
3 onions sliced and fried in two tbsp of oil until soft.
1 tin of corned beef, cut into cubes.
Add the cooked potatoes to the pan of fried onions.
Resist the urge to turn, allow it to catch and crash slightly.
Add the chopped corned beef and mix, pat down and continue to cook.
Don’t stir and allow it to crisp.
Cook the top half by placing the pan under a hot grill.
Serve with steamed veggies. Eat, put your feet us and have an early night before all the hard work starts again tomorrow.
We are getting there but soon we’ll have two fully renovated bedrooms, stairs and third floor hallway.
Love Froogs xxxxxx