Saturday, 24 August 2013

Renovation Project - French bank holidays

Renovation Project - French bank holidays

John plasters the door way and the difference is immense, OK, I now think blocking the doorway up was definitely a good idea!

John is also impressed with the plaster, it is fine, like the UK variety and it sticks to anything, John is a happy bunny!



Not so happy when he realises we have bought the wrong size pipes for replacing the leaking water pipe, so we decide to take the pipes back that we have bought and go and get another bag of plaster for the rest of the kitchen walls.

We see the man from next door and say hello, it doesn’t click with us that he is not at work (first clue!) we drive along the motorway which is very quiet (but the roads here are often quiet, but really this should’ve been clue number 2), Clue number 3, which is more like a sledgehammer is when we pass one of the big supermarkets and see the empty car park, it is a bank holiday!!!!!!! Unlike bank holidays in the UK everything shuts, we have just driven for 40 minutes to a shop that is shut, we still have the wrong pipes and we don’t get anymore plaster, can the day get any worse, oh yes, it can.

I talk to my daughter when we get back and she can’t get any flights, they are all booked up, I am so gutted, I won’t get to see her and the baby.

Today is a disaster, the only consolation is that the plastered doorway looks good, and we can put the temporary work top back and use the kitchen, I am looking forward to my bed tonight!

Also realised I have not been leaving any top tips so here is one:

Top tip
  • Know when the bank holidays are and don’t go shopping!!!!!!!!

5 comments:

  1. Ohhh I am so sorry that you won't see your daughter. Wen will you see her next?

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  2. Oh I'm sorry you won't get to see her. What a real shame :(

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    1. I know, I was gutted, but we are going to go back and visit the UK soon so will get lots of time with her then :)

      I sent you an e-mail did you get it? it's from jennyandjohninfrance@gmail.com

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  3. The Calendrier des Pompiers is your friend :-)

    David

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    1. We will have to make sure we have a copy, thyanks

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