Before I start please be aware that WordPress has updated itself so how I post the blog has changed and it may not look like it usually does! I will see if I can master it but I suspect (hope) it / I will improve in coming weeks! We hope that everyone has had a…

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I mentioned at the end of last week’s blog that our principle activity would be to prepare Kergudon and the gîtes for our guests who have chosen to spend their Christmas here in Brittany (means they didn’t have to risk the Gatwick chaos!)  This year is the first that we have guests staying with us in…

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Commana Chicks

As hoped in last week’s blog, I have now finished building the wall to the east side of the back entrance.  We are really pleased with how it’s turned out and, so far, it hasn’t settled anywhere near as much as the west side did.  One of the lessons I learned from building the wall…

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Sadly, as last week, I haven’t achieved a huge amount on any of our ongoing projects in the last 7 days.  Again, this was mostly due to external distractions but also because the weather has remained so hot working outside is difficult.  Almost one entire day was spent watering the yews we planted earlier in…

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Last week’s blog ended with a statement that we generally needed to take more time to relax.  It also started saying how amazing the weather had been – and looked like it would continue to be.  Thankfully, at least for the start of the week, the forecast was correct and the incredibly hot weather continued. …

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I did start writing this yesterday with every intention of posting on Sunday and reverting to my previous routine however, better late than never … I said in my last blog, 2 week’s ago, that we were in a position with phase 1 renovations complete and guests in all our gîtes, that we couldn’t do…

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In last week’s blog I was unsure if there was only 1 week’s worth of work left to complete Granary (in reality we had 5 days left) and, if so, how fine we would be cutting things. Now, I know the answer to both these questions. There was more than a week’s worth of work…

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