We dined with my new neighbours, spent a morning browsing an antiques and collectibles fair, had a mini trip to Spain through the Pyrenees to stock up on cheap wine and food with a tapas lunch. A night back at Chalet Lou Rider courtesy of my friend Pierre who is now caretaker for the new owners, with a gentle stroll in the mountains where we picnicked and enjoyed a stupendous view in the sunshine.
As Peter leaves, the major build is complete, leaving me roof insulation to figure out a few bits of trim and then the instillation of woodburning stove. All projects that I can attack on my own. It’s been brilliant to have him here to help, we’ve got on fabulously, as ever and enjoyed getting things done. Dad too has kept us on the ball, helping as much as he could and adding his suggestions and advice throughout the build. It’s been great having them here and after the initial shock everything went wonderfully well, Dad taking everything in his stride. What an excellent ten days.