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Follow the Voice family's ups & downs as they start a new life in rural France.
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It gets better! Another early start and another long hot day of above 30 degrees and very good progress. M 'J' came later yesterday with the mixer which takes 4 times the quantity of material. In fact it went so...
Yesterday seemed slow progress with very little to show for our endeavours although setting up is an important of any project. Today though was a different story as we got into our stride. Walking out into the morning dark at...
...and counting to the grand opening of our Pigeonnaire. Its been a 12 hour day today to set up the profiles on the pool and concrete one of the angles on the deep end. We were hoping for better progress...
Its great to hear the Nightingale singing at night against the still of the evening. I can't think we have conciously heard one before although there were some instances of them being heard (I don't know about seen) in Oakhanger....
Finished the digging out today. Ordering the materials tomorrow and hoping to concrete the base on Monday next week. Luckily for us the plaster has arrived so tomorrow the plastering will be done. Mind you, we still had time ti...
Cash Piscines, Villeneuve thats where we bought the swimming pool kit from. In my wisdom, in between plastering, window making floor tiling etc etc I have decided to install the swimming pool myself (with Mats help of course)! The kits...
A Whirlwind of change
Progress is still good. All of the upstairs is done and now half of the downstairs is plastered. Over the weekend I made an opening window out of Iroko. Today it was fitted, a window sill made out of the...
Today VE Day an a holiday in France. Victory in Europe DayBy Gary Sheffield The end of the war in Europe was met with a mixture of euphoria, sombre reflection and, in some cases, indifference. Gary Sheffield examines how the...
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