Posted: 14/01/2017 at 16:30
Signed. Seems a clear cut case for compassion to me.
We have been to see kitchen man for his quote. Not as eye-watering as I'd expected and he promptly lopped off nearly 1500€ cos it's the sales period. Fine by us. Deposit paid. Now I just have to clear out all the old kitchen and clean and paint the walls by mid March. Easy-peasy. I love camping - not!
One of the odd things about being in France is the counting - still stuck in medieval 60 17 for 77 etc and 4x20 ditto for 80 and over - whereas we're used to the Belgians having 60, 70, 80+. Then there's the whole déjeuner, diner and souper thing which can lead to confusion. Today I learned that the French don't "chipoter". That's Belgian too but kitchen man liked it.
Heavy rain forecast for the next 2 days so I'll try and get OH on fiddling with things in the pantry so we can juggle fridges and stuff. Then, apparently we're in for over a week of below freezing nights and intermittent sunshine. There wasn't a single frost here last year and we've had loads this year. I hope the neighbours don't blame us.