Cool off and reflect

This past week has been cold by any standards and most mornings I have had to scrape ice from the car windows with the thermometer showing -4°c as I drove off to work.  The cold snap had done nothing to improve the somewhat dire situation in the Pyrenees which have been largely bereft of snowContinue reading “Cool off and reflect”

Parfait de mores de la Vall d´Hostoles

While building work proceeds at La Rectoria, a crust still has to be earned and bread put on the table.  Visits are mainly confined to weekends and what with family commitments the start and end of the week seem to melt and merge together.  Not complaining, but this fairly frenetic timetable leaves little time forContinue reading “Parfait de mores de la Vall d´Hostoles”

Carpentry, caring for hazels and getting plastered

The holidays are over, the New Year has been seen in, the Reis (Kings) have come and gone and the Christmas tree……well, it hasn’t been put away or recycled in some municipal chipping scheme.  No ours being in a pot, was bound up and taken up to La Rectoria this morning.  The intention being thatContinue reading “Carpentry, caring for hazels and getting plastered”

La Rectoria de Sant Miquel a public presentation: Arquipíndoles, Col.legi Arquitectes de Girona

 On a very wet and pretty windy evening on Tuesday 22nd of  December, Goretti was invited by the Collegi d’Arquitects de Girona to give a talk about the restoration of La Rectoria.  Hers was one of seven talks that evening, the theme of which was ‘Construir sobre construit’ or ‘Building on top of built’….Restoration I guess,Continue reading “La Rectoria de Sant Miquel a public presentation: Arquipíndoles, Col.legi Arquitectes de Girona”