Sunday, 18 March 2012

Spring painting

It's arrived at last, birds are singing, new shoots are appearing on the trees and the spring flowers are struggling up after a long winter sleep - springtime has arrived! The temperatures this week reached 24c in the gite garden although today its back down to 9c with rain in the air typical variations in the weather for March and April. We have commenced preparations for the new season and as always Les Deux Platanes will receive a refresh and spring clean that will reach into all the pipes, corners and hidden places. I have started with the exterior although Maureen tells me it was perfectly satisfactory before. Yes it was fine, but now it will be even better in my opinion. I am re-staining and treating the roofing timbers that are exposed under the eaves and repainting the masonry paint.
March 16th painting the eaves timbers with stain and preservative
March 15th - end wall repainted
The garden for the house is also a priority as it's Maureens BIG birthday on the 29th March and we are having a party on the 7th April so preparations are in hand to ensure the place is looking tidy. I have even arranged for my good neighbour Dominic to help with some of the work, so things must be serious! 

Look out for more springtime news. Our season starts on 14th April with guests from Australia, and we very much look forward to welcoming all our guests to Les Deux Platanes over the coming summer months.

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