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Felt a bit like Christmas last week when we got another delivery of light switches and dimmers, light bulbs, door handles, pull bars and locks. And Buster+Punch have also changed their packaging which now looks even better. Thumbs up for making cardboard look amazing and for all the little details like the envelopes and laser cut foam.
Had to take a couple of quick pics of course. Can't wait until we get to a part in the renovation where we actually get to put all of it up! We did at least get another 2 walls up yesterday and today I did started painting our bedroom doorway matte black. Completely forgot to take pictures inside the apartment though so there'll have to be an update on that next week instead.

Yet another building work update

As you can probably tell, not much is happening here apart from normal work and building work.
The renovation is slowly moving forward, we had a bit of a setback this week as we discovered the upstairs neighbour's water is coming into our flat through what looks like a broken pipe in our ceiling/their floor - so inside the building structure.. Hmmpf. More on that as it develops I guess. But that meant we had to even take some of the new wall that we've put up out. On the upside at least it didn't happen after it had all been plastered and painted. But it does also mean we can't really work too much on the wall frames we need to get up for the new bathroom which is slightly frustrating.

We've still managed to get up some more plasterboard and insulation making the place very warm to work in, especially given that it's been quite warm here to start. And luckily for me Ross has had help carrying all the plasterboards up the 4 flights of stairs from Brice, Ben and …

Double birthday

Ross and I traveled to Sweden via Copenhagen this weekend to celebrate my mother's 70th and my grand father's 95th birthdays. Since we travelled into Copenhagen on Thursday evening we met up at Bakken amusement park on Friday to enjoy some rollercoasters before heading to Torekov. We all had a great time and got lucky with the rain only starting just before we were leaving. On the Saturday the whole family met up at Torekovs golf club for drinks and early dinner before spending the evening out in the back garden. You forget for how long it stays light and how early the sun comes up in Sweden in the summer!
The weekend of course also brought this year's first 2 swims in the ocean. We even had to take 2 cars down there in the morning to fit everyone! And then of course lots of playtime with the nephews, games of kubb and skipbo and even a run in the rain. All in all we managed to fit so many things into the weekend and had a great time catching up with everyone. Quite tired …


We got some new metal framing and doors up this weekend. The new rooms are starting to take shape and it's getting easier and easier to visualise the end result.

Halfway there

New windows have been brought up and are in the process of being installed.
Finally looks and feels like things are moving forward again.

New windows

So it's been a while since the last update, mainly because building work has been a bit on hold as we've been waiting for our windows to arrive and because my phone stopped working so had to order a new one. The time in between was probably a good phone detox time as it was too frustrating to even try to use my old phone for anything but a simple message! Anyway, windows finally arrived today and the old ones have been taken out! It's not too hard to spot which one is ours at the moment with the OSB covering the gigantic holes in the wall.

Light switches

Some of our light switches arrived yesterday, very exciting to see something that will actually be a part of the finish of the apartment! And of course we didn't settle on just normal light switches either! It's all in the details.

We also had our parents take advantage of a sample sale in Stockholm last week,as they happened to visit on the same day, so we got some light fittings in the same style that we'll pick up when we go back for a quick visit in July.

Building and a quick visit to Italy

So, much like the past couple of weeks all free time has been spent working in the flat. Some more walls structures have come up and we've started pulling the cables. We do need the windows to come soon though as its starting to hold us up a bit. We did also manage to squeeze in a dinner in Italy last week and a walk around the lake today which was very nice! Just to get a little bit of a break too!

Finally building

We're making the most of the long weekend this week by putting in lots of hours at the apartment. The first day we managed to finally get everything out (including using a crowbar to pry the original carpet up) which meant that we could finally start the building phase. So metal rails have since then been put up and some insulation have started going in for two of the walls. And the wall got tagged in the process ;-)

Last day of the season and 3rd day of building

Despite the weather not looking great this morning it was quickly agreed that we couldn't not ski on the last day of the season. And, to be honest the sun came out just as we made it up to the panoramic and we had some great runs in really good snow.
After which Ross made us pancakes to get some energy before a couple of hours of building work! The afternoon's task was to knock down a few walls.
Can't wait to get all the old stuff out so that we can actually start building.

First day of building

Or rather of tearing things down. It's amazing how quickly you can get a kitchen and l wall and ceiling cladding down. Atif and Ross were very quick with the crowbars, especially in the bedroom. We also had some people pick up the last bits of furniture so that stuff is going to a new home rather than the bins which is nice!
Here are a few pics from the days work! Ross has also been using the gopro for a  timelapse so hopefully get that up soon too!

And a visit from my parents

Not long after Anna and Co. left it was time for my parents to get picked up at the airport! Lots of skiing, good snow and good food. It was great to be able to have them here now that we had some more space as well and to get some thoughts on our plans for the renovation that is starting this weekend, with some help from Atif!

A visit from Alice and the Lees

Last week Ross mother, his sister and her family came to visit us in Tignes. We had a great week with some lovely skiing and a visit up to the top of Toviere even for the non-skiers!

Microlight video

Here's a quick video that Gopro helped me put together from our Microlight flight this Sunday.


Ross and I decided yesterday to treat ourselves to a ULM flight (micro light) today. It was great fun, especially going low following the ridges! And I even got to steer it myself for a while. Below's a quick screenshot from the video that will follow!
The flight was then followed by some skiing, lunch at Couloir and a walk around Tignes. Great way to spend a Sunday!

Spring Skiing

There's been quite a bit of skiing over the past couple of weeks as we had a few days shooting in La Rosière and then last week I started my second set of weeks teaching with Oxygène. I've managed to find a way to hook my pole onto my glove as the claw doesn't let me grip anything properly. On the upside it does get to come off in a week's time!