Sunday, 21 August 2016

Renovation project - Scrapyard challenge in France

Renovation project - Scrapyard challenge in France
Our garden is once again a full rubbish dump, and it is time to make a start on clearing it, we have all of the old radiators and the steel bath and other bits of scrap metal. 
scrap metal in France

scrap metal in France
Here in Brittany you can arrange for your scrap to be collected and weighed in, we call into the scrap yard and this time I speak to the woman on the desk in (almost) perfect French and she actually remembers us and our old address. This could be a big compliment but I think it is more to do with the mess I made of it the last time we arranged for scrap collection, but not to worry, practise definitely makes perfect.
We arrange a collection date and as they arrive all the scrap is piled up for them apart from 2 radiators that were too heavy even for John to get downstairs on his own.
We have a discussion on the best way for them to come down the stairs and settle on them being thrown over the balcony. I have never seen a flying radiator before.
scrap metal in France

scrap metal in France
In no time at all it is all gone, we now just have to remove the rubble again and all of the wooden slats from the old ceiling to have a pretty garden, said in the loosest of terms, but at some point it will be pretty, even the plants have started to grow.

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    1. it is Jacqui, definitely seeing the light at the end of the tunnel now :)

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  2. Good shot of the flying radiator!

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  3. That's a great tip to know. And congrats on your French improvement.

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