On arrival at Charlotte's new pad in the countryside we were presented with amazing meal. Duck on a bed of sweet potato with puy lentils, red currants and shallots. Try it, her recipe is on her blog - The Pauper's Kitchen - the best duck dish I have ever tasted.
The poppies were out to greet us on the terrace.
A fair was being set up in the hamlet just as we arrived. The noise is deafening and the music leaves a lot to be desired but the locals are having a ball.
First things first - off to the local Brocante. A nail biting experience for this guy.
But look what I got for less than 100 Euros. I was in seventh heaven.
Then off to Leroy Merlin for the paints and brushes. You have to sing for your supper here.
A bit of a busman's holiday but very enjoyable as I like nothing better than a blank canvas to work on.
First paint the fridge to match the cabinet we brought over for Charlotte's new home.
Paint a blackboard on the kitchen wall.
Paint the kitchen cabinets
Hang a metal lamp that I found in a skip back home
Painting Charlotte's house mate's bedroom. I was talked into buying a cheap white paint for this and have got to the 3rd coat and it's still crap. Off to Leroy Merlin tomorrow to buy a decent one. You only get what you pay for.
The guest room is a totally different story because I bought this paint from Leroy Merlin and this is after just one coat.
After pictures will follow in the next few days and meanwhile I will try and get the paint brush out of my hand where it seems to have been a permanent fixture since arriving.