Nous avons survécu (de justesse!) à l'épreuve. Pas sûr qu'il en soit de même de nos mains - nos mains gauches sont toutes meurtries des coups de marteau (ratés!) et
| So we both made it alive (just!). Not sure the same can be said of our hands - the left ones, bruised from being hit (instead of the chisel!) and the right ones stiff and achy from the repetitive hammering... |
Still, another day or so and the stone walls will be clean, ready to be lime-washed next weekend (think we best buy some more of those chill pills just in case, eh?!).
As planned the front door has also been fitted (see picture below) and we are now officially "sealed for business"!
Next on the agenda - fencing. The hedge that disappeared in the great garden siege, urgently needs to be replaced. Spring sees the return of the Sunday walking and mountain biking "randonnées", some of which are running right past La Ruette.
And though Elliot has not attempted a Great Escape for a while, he would most certainly enjoy giving these guys a run for their money!
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