... means hot and cold lamination in excess of 1m in width can now be undertaken.
The Excelam 1055 isn't new but it's in very good order and initial tests have produced excellent results.
A small step forward with the construction of the new woodshed. There is a need to create a suitable slope for the roof so progress has been rather slow, working things out bit by bit.
... so far this year, with some really warm days and plenty of sunshine. Consequently the countryside is bathed in white, pink and yellow blossoms at the moment.
Our magnolia stellata never fails to please and this year it's putting on a very good show - there are currently many more flowers open than in the photo above which I took a couple of days ago.
The peach trees have a good crop of blossom this year, too ... although our little orchard is still young so we don't expect large quantities of fruit. That will take a few more years !
With that job completed, we tackled some pruning on a large tree in the garden. That done, we were both exhausted from moving large pieces of sawn tree up to the wood pile and quantities of small twiggy branches to the bonfire.
... has hit us over the last few days, with night time temperatures dropping to -5°C and daytime temperatures struggling to get above freezing despite the wall-to-wall sunshine. It's unusual for it to be this cold here, but the new stove is proving its worth, keeping the house comfortably warm - something we struggled to do with the previous installation.
We managed a session doing winter pruning and further leaf clearing before the cold snap arrived, but further outside jobs are on hold for a few days until it warms up a bit !
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.