Showing posts from August, 2017

2nd Anniversary

There's not been a proper holiday this year yet because of the building work but we did manage to get away for a night for our anniversary this Tuesday. We set off early in the morning to make it to the thermal spa in Pré Saint Didier where we spent the whole morning and a good part of the afternoon. Very relaxing which was exactly what we needed. Then we headed to Courmayeur where we'd booked a hotel for the night, we strolled around town, did a bit of shopping and had gelato. In the evening we managed to both eat a "first" course and a pizza. For those not in the know, a first course comes after the starter and is normally a slightly smaller portion than a main, although very often it is the size of a main dish too! Very much enjoyed the ravioli, diavola pizza and the prosecco. In the morning it was time to start heading back to France and work but not before enjoying a great hotel buffet breakfast and a stop at a local supermarket for pasta and lemon soda.


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 …