Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Going backwards to go forwards.


Last year when we moved into the project we managed to create a reasonably comfortable space in what was the former shop to use as a bedroom and looking back, with a little subtle lighting, it actually looked ok...the reality was somewhat different!


We were in fact sleeping under the floor of the former grenier without a ceiling and with the original polystyrene lined walls. We are now trying to prepare the room for staying again this year but this time doing it properly. 


New walls and ceiling between the beams are the order of the day.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Making a meal of it...



It could be said we are rather making a meal of the project at La Guerche as progress is slow but it is actually the pigeons who are making a meal of it, they are literally eating our house! Every morning a group of them arrive for breakfast and peck away at the 'pierre' - as if we haven't enough to do!

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Another successful Fete de la Saint-Blaise


New president and vice president after the church service. Then it was on to the main event where 180 of us spent a great afternoon eating and drinking...oh and a couple of songs thrown in for good measure!

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Fete de la Saint-Blaise


It is our 'Fete de la Saint-Blaise' celebration today her in Barrou. It was an honour to be last year's president of this long established event. 


The day consisted of a celebratory mass in the church...



a march around the village square with the band...



the 'vin d'honneur'


with Sylvie,this year's president and the mayor...



and of course the banquet.



As ever, great fun which always involves a song or two.



The day is always fun under the direction of our great MC Dominique.


The 'English' contingent even gave us a couple of 'turns'


Last year we even made it to the evening 'Bal'


All photographs courtesy of Francois our village official photographer.