We went to see a (possible) future job last week, here are a few pics of the sort of places I am expected to work! Aah…. Château life again! This one is an hour away, near St Emilion, a beautiful wine château dating back to the 9th century, away up in the hills with glorious views all around. It belongs to a Belgian count, for whom we worked a few years ago. (His other old Château is also amazing, creepy though, especially in the cellar. There are many 18th century panelled rooms, the kitchen is cold and dark with old stone sinks, and the original “pizze” stone floors throughout. They have kept the feel of the place entirely, but then, they don’t stay there during the winter! It is now up for sale if anyone is interested?)
Pics to follow are of the new château
The piano room , which we will not be touching. A beautiful space with 2 pairs of tall 18th century windows on adjacent walls thus the room is filled with intense daylight.
The kitchen, which, by the looks of it was decorated in the mid eighties ( yuck) and desparately needs a bit of loving decoration to bring it back to its former glory.
Meanwhile back at home…
Spring is here, the plum and pear trees are in blossom.
Graham has been restoring our newly acquired 2CV, (meticulously as is his way), it will soon be on the road, with its sewing machine engine roaring up the hills. Fred, our friend from Oregon, if I remember correctly, used to refer to it as a jellymould!