.... this morning, with departure for UK imminent. It's a bad time to have to be away from the garden, but it will be in good hands, so no need to worry too much, I guess.
There are several of these cacti (left) planted on a wall, and they are all producing flowers right now - the first ones have just opened today.
It seems we are in for some unsettled weather at the start of our trip to the UK, and the temperatures will be something of a shock after the long spell of hot dry weather we've had here at home.
.... with wiring up the shed, partly because there have been other demands on my time recently, and also because the wire I used was a little thicker than it needed to be, making the task very awkward at times.
Everything is now in place, so today's task will be to connect the supply and test it all. The network and lighting circuits have already been tested successfully, so it's just the ring main left to do.
With work in London looming, I've piles of paperwork to do this week end, too!
At least the sun is shining and the water in the pool is a very comfortable 32c .....
.... engendered by our musical performance last week end, I have finally been able to make a little more progress with wiring up the new shed.
The consumer unit, heating and lighting circuits are in, and hopefully I will be able to install the ring main for the sockets today. That will leave only the connection at the supply end to sort out.
Items for the guttering were purchased yesterday, so once the wiring is sorted, that will be the next job, but a print job and some work in London soon are also making demands on my time .....
.... have taken precedence over the last few days, and the shed project has had to be put on hold for a while whilst preparations and rehearsals have been going on for a concert to take place in our village church tomorrow.
Fortunately, the weather has been settled and fine so far, and temperatures quite high, so the cool of the church interior has been a welcome environment for our rehearsals.
.... with the dentist and a trip to the supermarket, we made good progress with the shed project today. It was cloudy all day, but it remained dry, so activities were not hampered in any way. The day was spent cutting lengths of wood panelling to make the ceiling, behind which there is a good layer of insulation. We used all the off-cuts from the floor insulation, plus fibre glass matting for the remainder. Hopefully it will be possible to keep the shed warm enough through the winter without incurring too large an expense.
Tomorrow, the beading around the ceiling edges has to go on, then the interior will be ready for varnishing.
Have you sampled any of the live recordings of choral music featured on the Moments Musicaux page of the website?
Or there's a Christmas Carol selection available here.
Michel - just an ordinary guy, I guess. A musician by trade and into 'techy' things as 'relaxation'. Originally from the UK, but resident in France for 13 years.