During the last week the builders have begun sandblasting the beams in the farmhouse. We decided to do this to either lighten the wood or to remove paint. The salle de cinema/summer Lounge is a big job. This space seems to have taken on two names, the first being decided by our project manager, when he saw the digital projector hanging from the ceiling. The room is about 40 square metres and Jean Luc seems to have spent the last few days in what can only be described as a space helmet as the roar of the sandblaster has done its worst revealing the wood of days gone by. By the end of the day this room looked like a beach, sand rippled and covered the terracotta  tiles and I waited for the tide to come in!

The summer lounge is a great space for so many different things. We use the digital projector to show films on the back wall and I am going to look into buying some special paint that's good for projecting onto. The room is on the ground floor with doors onto the patio, it's next to the summer kitchen hence it's name "summer lounge". We think it will be a good space should we decide to offer meeting or artist facilities and with a few good mats a yoga space too.

 I have posted a picture of the Grenier, the loft room. All of the ceiling plasterboard has been taken down and the insulation too is being replaced. The beams are being cut to create a doorway into the room. There is a charming stove here but this will be taken out (one less chimney to clean) in order to make way for the stairwell and velux windows in the ceiling to light the area.

At the moment the farmhouse is a bit of a building site yet I feel that things are moving forward, the getting worse before they get better motto applies here.

1. Top left, the beams in the summer kitchen before sandblasting. 2. Top right the hibiscus in the garden (to add colour to the picture again).  3. Bottom left the summer lounge. 4. The grenier.

1. Top left, the beams in the summer kitchen before sandblasting. 2. Top right the hibiscus in the garden (to add colour to the picture again).

3. Bottom left the summer lounge. 4. The grenier.



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