It’s been one of those weekends when thunderstorms are forecast for the afternoons. It’s hot and close but apart from a few black clouds billowing up now and again we seem to have missed any storm or hail.
It’s been useful as Chris has got the shed roof on. This had been put off for a while as there was the randonnée last weekend, and the weather has often been too wet or too windy or too hot.
Claude and Chris take off the old asbestos roof
and here it is today with the new roof
Of course the shed still needs its gutters to channel the rainwater into the two big recuperators that Claude is going to install on the far side by the vegetable garden.
Thoughts of going for a Sunday afternoon walk soon evaporated when we found there was not a breath of air even up the hill. But we went over to Donzy le Pertuis where there was an exhibition of craft work. There were paintings, petit point, homemade greetings cards, sewing, patchwork and photographs. Outside there was wine tasting with Lionel Jacquet, Marie-Thé’s son.
Pascale was showing her paintings on porcelain
I’ve said this before but I am amazed how skilled and artistic people are here. You find painters and potters and basketwork makers everywhere. Pascale always says that you need to find a handicraft that interests you so you are not just watching daytime TV in the old people’s home. So I hope some of this rubs off on me!