Hey it's been eight years since I started my blog. The intention of my blog was to chart my French house restoration and new life in France. Well the house is finished and the new life in France didn't quite work out how I planned. I think it was a good plan and done with the best of intentions. It was certainly optimistic and bold and I have learned a lot from the experience. Whilst it didn't work out how I expected; I am certainly better off than I was before I started. As my mother would say; sometimes things work out for the best. And it's good to finish on a high: I have a beautiful partner and baby boy and two beautiful teenage daughters. My house in the heart of the Norman country side is finished to a standard that I am very proud of. Sitting here looking at all the floors, beams, walls doors and furniture that I have made I have an immense sense of pride. I can see what I've done with the last 14 years.
It's been one hell of a ride xx
Here's to the next phase!
Thursday, 10 August 2017
Friday, 2 June 2017
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
And I've been back doing a little at the house
It might not loot like a lot but there is a lot of sanding and painting. It needs another coat and some spot filling but hey some progress at least.
Oh and I got around to spraying the shed. Anyone looting at this, if you ever need to apply wood preserver to a shed or fence; for god sake use a solvent based product with a cheap garden sprayer! I did the whole shed in under two hours
Oh yeah and I cut the grass / moss too
Wednesday, 14 December 2016
So I've put some wood in the hole! Should make the hall a touch warmer eh.
New loft access door
and rustic catch
The planks are alternated so that the natural cupping of the boards with cancel each other out over the width of the door. An expedite job!
and winter is coming!