We have new neighbours..... well the butchery has new neighbours. Yes finally our across the road, holidays only neighbours have bitten the bullet and moved from the bustly, busyness of the UK to the sleepy, hollowness of Eygurande et Gardedeuilh. Although, now I think about it, we live in "Grand Bâtard (Big Bastard to non french speakers) which is opposite "Petit Bâtard" giving me cause to think that maybe Sleepyhollow wasn't always that sleepy;-)
We had a new sausage flavour this week, Spring Onion and Ginger, which seemed to go down well. Emily my big daughter newly passed her code and had her first driving lessons, so we will have a new driver in the midst soon. She is very happy as she has successfully managed to not kill anybody yet. The dog has gone to visit a new girlfriend so there may be the pitter patter of new feet in the not too distant future.
Here is Gavin learning a new skill. I think it is called something like, " working out how to put the walls up in a renovation project that has no square corners whilst trying to keep the wifes vision alive at the same time". As you can see we are nearly on track to having a window this week. That will be truly amazing. All we need to do now is finish the roof insulation, so working upstairs doesn't become a competition on who can stay the longest in a Scandinavian sauna. So we can continue with what seems like an endless list of jobs to do plasterboard, plumbing, final floor levels and electrics etc, etc. I have counted the sockets that we will need and it currently stands at 42 double sockets. Too many? Too few?.... Not sure yet.
The rest of the month is panning out to be quite busy both work and social life wise. Could be fun!
See you all soon
I am farming sheep and goats on the Dordogne/Gironde border with my husband and our 3 children. We have an on farm butchery and sell our meat direct to the public via the markets and delivery points in our local area