Painting, painting, painting

Sunday 25th May

Well, it has been a day for painting.  Weather set fair – a bit moody at times, but then gloriously sunny after about four.  Last night (Friday) was musique a la Gambetta.  Geoff Barker singing early rock’n’roll and blues; lots of Elvis, Carl Perkins, Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry, with a few Beatles and Stones numbers thrown in.  The first half was acoustic and ended with a rousing chorus of “Bye Bye Miss American Pie” – all nine minutes of it.  The second half Geoff strapped on his electric and was joined by Kelly Clarke, ace harmonica player and Rupert the bar owner on vocals and the place really rocked.  Great great stuff.  The whole evening including a meal and a lot of wine was twenty euros each.  What value.

Today I have managed a coat of Green Glade on the woodwork and scraped a lot of the old waterlogged tile paint off and painted the walls with magnolia exterior masonry paint.  Very clean and tidy, though the floor still looks a total mess; tomorrow if the weather looks good I will paint about half the balcony floor.  Fingers crossed because every time I have done it before it rained…

Tonight we are eating in Pieds sur Terre, and after all that hard work I am rather hungry, speak later.