Rent A Traditional Country
Monday 16th January to Sunday 22nd January
We arrive back from the UK on Wednesday evening, to less damp than when we left, but the ground is still very soft, the sky is grey and the air damp. Have we changed countries?
Thursday is recovery time as we worked long days every day while away. Friday, the car won't start; again, and I have to drive the Boss to work and to the shops. And we've stupidly run out of wood (my fault) and that means I have to spend time cutting up old floorboards.
I call Sparkie, who is our supplier of wood. If you've read week 9, you'll know that Sparkie is also; as our farmer neighbour said, "One of a kind". You might ask why. Well, he's a qualified electrician, and owns some land and buildings adjacent to and and on both sides of the river Dronne. He doesn't live there; these are his workshop, sawmill and stores.