Volunteering in the Charente
It’s funny you should ask, Marvin. Ange, our current housekeeper from Australia, has been getting stuck into her new role with enthusiasm and panache! Serving the gang with breakfast, elevenses (my personal favourite) and lunch – today’s spread was simply marvellous – we’re certainly not going hungry!
Peter, fresh from the triumph of last night’s delicious chicken chasseur, has taken on the task of repairing our fleet of battered and buckled bicycles. Meanwhile Ian, who plans to wow us tonight with pork normandy, has been busy beautifying our picnic benches with a fresh coat of green paint!
Over in the Old House, these are exciting times! The second half of the ceiling went up yesterday, and it really does look like a room now – even just in the two weeks that I’ve been here, there has been so much tangible progress, which is incredibly satisfying. All being well, by Christmas it could well be a fully functioning room. Amongst the hammering, gluing, plastering and sanding, the dependably cheesy tunes of Cheri FM continue to set the tone for Paul, Luke, Bridget and Vitor!
Sid is, of course, overseeing the wider operation, providing oversight and moral support.
Sadly, Rob is leaving us today, having performed all sorts of computer wizardry with operating systems, hardware and RAM over the last few weeks, as well as a spot of plumbing and knife sharpening, as he heads back to the bustling metropolis of Stockport, famous for its Pyramid. Apparently.
In any case, it’s onwards and upwards here at LG as we head towards the fast-approaching Bastille Day celebrations!