Thursday, 26 January 2017

Renovation project - Garage Clearance

Renovation project - Garage Clearance 
Wow it really is quite difficult to get back into the swing of writing; it seems an age since I last blogged.
I also have to remember where we were up too (which is quite easy when I look at the photos and see the difference,)
So we have had a break and it’s time to start, so here goes.
We had decided to keep the garage but now that we are getting ready to sell we really need to sort it out, there are all of Johns tools in there and the wood pile and our trailer.
The walls have already been sorted where the old door and window used to be, so now it is time to clean, clear and decorate, oh and also to finish off the little garden platform in front of the window.
The difference is immense as soon as John starts to paint. At this point we both start to question the decision to keep the garage as we can see how amazing the little house would look fully uncovered.

The garage seems to be so much bigger now.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Happy (belated) New Year

Happy (belated) New Year

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Happy (belated) New Year
Well it is a very belated happy new year from us, no we hadn’t disappeared on our way back from the UK, instead I managed to catch the dreaded cough and cold on my last day.
Unfortunately it spread into an infection on my chest and sinuses and then just got worse and worse and worse and worse.
I can’t remember having ever felt so poorly. But I have to say the medical care in France is absolutely amazing.
The first visit was antibiotics and a nebuliser that you pick up from the chemist for as long as your prescription states. The following week were blood tests and x-rays, again, these were completed the same day and the results received 48 hours later.
The doctor rang me the same day to let me know my x-ray was clear and he was still waiting for the blood results.
I got the call on Friday evening too say that my bloods were clear.
So we think I damaged a muscle from the coughing, the infection had cleared but now I just had to get rid of the virus.
And here I am, still not 100% but so much better than I was.

And now I am finally getting to see people and wish a happy new year, which does seem a bit strange as it was so long ago, but we really hadn’t moved out of the house.