We've been working hard to improve the cottage bedroom as we have guests coming to stay next week.
One of the bedroom walls is rendered and we decided to paint it. I had already removed the wallpaper, so now I cleaned it thoroughly and Chris filled in any holes and gaps.
I also cleaned the old flue which Chris is going to board up for now.
I then got stuck into the painting.....
....and, over the last two evenings, have completed the two coats required.
During the day, I have been cleaning and painting a further section of the living room ceiling.
Two coats done....one more to do!
Spencer likes to make his bed on the dust sheet!
Chris has been making the frame for the bedroom end wall.......
....and also cutting insulation batts to fit.
Exploring ways to attach it to the sloping ceiling.
He found a way!
We managed to get out for some fresh air and to give Spencer a run.
These young ladies came to greet us at the fence.
Having previously studied the map, Chris took us across a field of stubble to a high point with wonderful views of Les Montagnes Noires.
We've had lots of rain over the last couple of days.....
.....interspersed with blue skies.
I made a bit of time for baking and my quest for good courgette recipes....I made a courgette cake!
I wasn't sure about how this would taste and, whilst baking it, Chris was giving me some doubtful sideways glances!
However it was delicious.....and I really mean delicious.....I will definitely be making it again!
If you'd like the recipe, you may find it here on Organikal. It's a Nigella Lawson recipe.
So lovely to have your company!