November/December

November/December
November/December

(picture 1 shows view from Port Vendres. Our house is on the hilltop furthest to the right.) Work on the house restricted to November since we return to UK early December. Strange how finishing all the details takes so long when the major works progress so fast. Finishing off woodwork, minor plastering, decoration etc At least the house is warmer to work in despite a cold spell, as the woodburners are in action.We get to the end of the year with the main room nearly done and the project 60% completed, having started work ourselves in March. Still hope to complete some time around Easter 2012.

A quiet time for wildlife, with the excitement and unpredictability of migration over. Back to residents, raven, buzzard, tits and finches. Snow on Canigou and for a while on the hills behind the house, but it won't be long before the spring comes round (and Spring here means February) and the whole process begins again.