Sunday 26 June – Make and Mend

Re-reading last week’s blog, which I always do before writing a new one, I see that I made an error with the date.  For some reason I believed it was 22nd June last Sunday and not the 16th.  How I got this idea I don’t know but, if it were the 22nd, I probably still…

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Sunday 22 June – Scorchi – eau

You may have seen that I didn’t blog last week.  When I don’t write, it is generally for one of a few reasons.  Either we are away from Kergudon; I am so focussed on a particular project and working to a tight deadline that I haven’t had the chance; or I have achieved very little…

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Sunday 5 June – Back to Work

Apologies for not writing a blog last week.  I had said at the end of the previous one that we would reward ourselves with a couple of days of light duties having completed Granary.  Those couple of days have become closer to a couple of weeks – although not entirely by choice! It is often…

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Sunday 22 May – Now – Now

Well, we made it.  And, unusually for us, we completed the work the day before the gîte’s first guests arrived! In last week’s blog I was reasonably confident that we were well on-track to have Granary ready without having to work through the night at any stage – which we did for its first refurbishment…

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Sunday 15 May – Now the Then

Traditional Breton self catering Brittany and location maison Finistère

You are likely to be aware that my efforts for the last few weeks have been refurbishing Granary after a full re-wire.  I now have 6 days left before we have guests arriving so there is a firm deadline, which is probably a good thing! This week has been very productive again so I am…

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Sunday 8 May – Granary Now, Then and Before Then

The focus for the last 7 days has been, as you’d expect, progressing Granary. In last week’s blog I had hoped that, by now, we would have completed both the kitchen and bathroom.  Unfortunately, neither have been finished, which is disappointing but, thankfully, not disastrous for the timeline.  I have been able to progress other…

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Sunday 01 May – The Smell of Progress

Where has this week gone?! At the end of last week’s blog I had said that we should be able to make some additional great leaps forward in Granary this week.  Looking back, we have certainly made progress but can I say there have been great leaps?  Perhaps not. However, we have continued with putting…

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Sunday 24 April – A Night (well weekend) on the Tiles

Last Sunday’s blog ended with the hope that this week we would actually start putting things back on the walls of Granary and stop striping and scraping them off (or scaping as I appear to have written!  Note to self – must proofread!) Thankfully, we have done just that, and it has made a big…

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Sunday 17 April – A Seventh ‘P’ – Peeved!

Happy Easter or, with our activities of the last week, should that be Merry Christmas?  I’ll explain later. Last week’s blog explained that my focus was realising the Six ‘P’s of work to ensure we get the best result possible.  This week, I have found a seventh ‘P’ (and I’ve used the family-friendly one rather…

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