We're looking forward to the builders starting work on the farmhouse next week. All the months of planning and waiting are nearly over and it will be great to see things swing into action. If you would like to contact us with any comments as the work progresses, we have put a special form on the site in the contact section. You can always email us at email@example.com if you prefer. The work is due to be completed by next April (2016) so there are several months of hard work ahead.
On a different note I thought that I would post a few pictures of Hillary's walk this week. This is a lovely short walk at all times of the year. The bushes and trees arch over the pathway creating a "roof" above the path. At the end of the path there are beautiful views into the distance, we plan to put some seating there eventually, it would be a lovely spot to enjoy a sundowner!
The walk was named by the previous owners of the farmhouse. They had a friend called Hillary and it was her favourite walk after dinner in the evening. We were told about this on the day we bought the house. Sticking to the french way, we arrived at the farmhouse on the morning of the house sale, one is supposed to tour the property you are buying in order to check that everything is okay before you go to the notaire to sign the documents. On this morning we met the owners' daughter and she walked around with us telling us about the house and explaining where essential stop taps were and all that jazz. She also told us anecdotes about the house that delighted and added warmth and charm to our new home. It was obvious that the house had been a very happy place for them and I know it will be the same for us too.