Bo and Tess's Pirate Flag for the TreeHouse
I am over three weeks behind now with entries to this blog. I had just done the first week when I inadvertently deleted it so here we go again . . .
Matthew, Saskia and the girls Bo and Tess arrived Monday afternoon. It is delightful to see them all again. The girls are pleased with the bedroom I have decorated and prepared for them and disappeared up there to play.
Later, they discovered the 'gold coins' and treasure map in their Treasure Chest (see previous post in April). They had fun reading the map and finding the treasure.
Matthew outlined the plans he has for their two weeks here.
One idea was to dig a new pond with the tractor just below the millpond where there is a damp area – perhaps a spring or leakage from the millpond.
Here it is although some finishing off needs to be done:
He also had plans to fire pottery in a sawdust-filled container. It is called ‘smoke-firing’ and if you want to know more about it just google ‘smoke firing’. We were not around when this was done but here are the results made by Matthew and the girls.
He wanted to make some paper – again we had left for Spain when this was done.
Three sheets of handmade paper with petals and leaves
A bench was to be made for Peter’s Place. This was done by refashioning an old bench from the mill and here it is in situ:
Bench at Peter's Place
After all the hard work some outings – first to the Animal Park at Gramat. I did not go but remained at the Moulin with Rufus as it was too long a time away to leave him. I joined them later in Figeac for a meal. I had crêpes – delicious – my favourite.
Then to the beach at the lake. It would seem that Matthew and family have been going to a different beach at Espinet on a different part of the lake. The weather was warm and sunny and the girls tried out their new air beds.
Tess with ring and airbed
Fun was had down at 'our' beach also despite the mysterious disappearance of some of the sand.
Matt and Sas watching the
dryads girls at the 'beach'
This week we also managed to get the bread oven going and to have a pizza party.
Bo, Tess, Saskia and Rufus
Great Green Grasshopper