I've been trying to get some of the earlier photos of the cottage but they seem to be lost in the virtual world for the moment so here is a photo of the floor we laid, with the help of kind friends, over Easter.
It's sandstone and different slabs have different colours in them. Once the floor is all laid we'll brush in some pointing and then seal and wax it. The finished colour will be different; darker with more contrast.
We also managed to go for a few local walks. Here's a pic from a walk in the Bois de Gouarec... this is the viewpoint over the canal. From here we went in the direction of Bon Repos, crossed over a river and onto the canal towpath to complete the loop back to the cottage. There are various routes on a board at the beginning of the wood so we picked a fairly easy one. Saw lots of spring woodland flowers; wood anemones, primroses and lesser celandine that I could recognise.