I find that the older I get, the earlier I wake up. I have always been an early bird rather than a night owl but it is getting worse. Usually I am awake and up (because I cannot stay in bed!) by 6am. Here in deepest rural France it is very dark at 6am, currently I think sunrise is around 7.45am.
I was just letting the dog out and opening the shutters when I heard the 7am carillon from the church bells here in the village and it struck me that I have already done the following:
Re-set and re-lit the fire
Hung up the overnight wash (indoors as more rain/damp is forecast)
Swept through to get rid of all the firewood mess and dog hairs, a daily if not twice daily chore
Checked my emails
Made the first cup of tea of the day
Oh yes....and written this blog
Is this sad or industrious?
I mentioned in my last post I have started on the bedroom and here are some photos of my progress:
The before shot, lots of mud and dust everywhere
The during shot. I love the look of the stone in this state but due to structural, cleanliness and insulation reasons we have to point it. That will be a learning curve for us so stand by for the after photos. The brick on the chimney is not very attractive so we are going to render that to give some contrast.