What’s going on at LG? – Volunteering in the Charente

Volunteering in the Charente

In the (paraphrased) words of thVolunteering in the Charentee great soul singer Marvin Gaye: « What’s going on at LG?».

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!Volunteering in the Charente

Volunteering in the Charente

Men discussing manly things in a manly manner

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 tVolunteering in the Charenteoday, 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!

Volunteering in the Charente

The current LG Team


About La Giraudiere

The whole idea of the La Giraudiere project is for people of all backgrounds, all ages, all nationalities to have the chance to live together learn about each others lifestyle exchange their knowledge, experiences and skills whilst living and working together in France and at the same time helping, improving and adding to the Project for those to come in the future. To see the different types of volunteers work that has been done and what is still required visit our website
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