Saturday, 19 March 2016

Renovation project - A good nights sleep

Renovation project - A good nights sleep

We are moving bedrooms today, hopefully by the having our current bedroom empty with the heating on, it will dry out more quickly.

We still can't do anything about the external paint but John has fixed every leak on the gutters and has pointed around some of the stones outside. This should stop some of the problems.

If you do have a problem with wet walls, you need to check every possibility, such as gutters, external walls, especially if you see any sort of plant life growing from your external walls.

The new bedroom is cleaned and we move the bed and add the four poster bit (we had bought this bed a few weeks ago, but never got around to fully fitting it all together).

We finally have another room almost finished, the electrics are in place, as is the new window and the wall to the new bathroom is finished. There really isn't much left to do other than the finishing touches, such as skirting boards.

It is so exciting when you see something taking shape, the house is coming together. 



And we have another fantastic view from the bedroom window


I have an extra reason to be excited and hurry the house along, my daughter and baby grandaughter are coming to visit for a week, so we have to have the bathroom and bedrooms totally finished for their stay.

Whilst they are here we are going to visit Paris and Euro Disney. I have not been to Paris since I was about 16 and I can't wait.

We can get a direct train from Morlaix and I try to book tickets on line, but there are so many options, I am left with no choice but to call in to the train station and book direct.


There are so many inexpensive tickets, but we find out that these are for trains booked well in advance and not at great times. But it is worth it, I have not been to Paris for so long and I can not believe how excited I am.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for a great blog, I enjoy seeing and reading about your house renovation very much !!

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    1. thank you and I'm glad you are enjoying it :)

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  2. House and bed look great. I continue to be absolutely amazed at all that you and John can accomplish in a relatively short period. Have a wonderful time in Paris. The Parisians love children, so you will all be very welcome. A somewhat unusual place your little granddaughter may enjoy is the Grand Galerie de l'Evolution at the back end of Jardin des Plantes. Hundreds of taxidermied animals in a parade from small to large across the main floor! If not this time, then next. Also many merry go rounds in Paris, and play equipment in all the parks.

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    1. thank you, I'm hoping we will have many great visits to Paris :)

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  3. Hi Jenny and John, my hubby and I are retired and live near Bodrum in Turkey. I'm enjoying your blog. When we were furnishing our home here I designed a four poster bed and had it made locally. It's really like your four poster. I can't believe they are so alike! I'd send a photo but don't know how to do it. I started a blog last year about our lives here. Here is a link to it. I have not told many people about it yet! let me know what you think. http://adjustingmyfocusagain.blogspot.com.tr/

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    1. Hi, I'm glad you are enjoying the blog. I have just read through yours and I love the photos of Vienna, it is not somewhere we have been. Turkey looks amazing, I have only visited once on a package holiday years ago, but remember how friendly and sunny it was :)

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