Tiles, the tip and trailers

…and probably too much alliteration!

Back in the UK and feeling sad about all the hideous events that have taken place here recently. I take comfort in family, friends and the mundane…

…Such as the repairs to the roof on our house in Castelnaudary. The work  began a couple of weeks ago; just in time for the heatwave.

Our roofers began work before seven each morning, in an attempt to avoid the main heat of the day, and we made sure there were plenty of cold drinks available.  One of their main tasks was to replace all the broken and cracked tiles, then clean the whole roof and secure all the tiles properly.

Here’s a finished section:

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It looks so light and clean!

We also seem to be visiting the local tip on a fairly regular basis – we know how to have fun! My husband more than me. When I do go, it’s always interesting to observe the comings and goings. Our tip is run by a very petite and highly efficient woman. This is vital to avoid trailer rage!

Apologies for the rather ‘less than exciting’ photos which were taken from the car, on my phone. At least the sky is a beautiful blue!

Trailers…I have never seen as many trailers as I have in our local area. Is it because we are relatively rural? Or is it related to the French love of camping? Perhaps someone can enlighten me?!

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Tiles, the tip and trailers

  1. We’ve had the delights of having all of the roof replaced and in the end we got fed up taking the tiles to the tip and we smashed them up for the driveway. Everyone has a trailer where we live too whereas in the UK we would get a skip!

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  2. The bit about you visiting the tip a lot made me laugh as, since the move, instead of participating in all that Brighton has to offer culturally the place we’ve visited the most is the local dump!! Ah well, needs must! And it won’t be like that for ever – I hope!

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