As we need and must have a proper rest we didn’t do a lot on the French trip.
I did finish the seven layered paint effect in the terrace bedroom and yes, it was worth it. The picture isn’t crisp as taken on my phone but will take my good camera with me next time and do a detailed post on the technique which I made up as I went along – as per usual.
Trevor also cut some tiles to finish the top of the terrace wall which has degraded due to sun etc since the building work finished.
Locals often use a terracotta roof tile for this scenario, but I wanted it smooth and flat to lean on when I am admiring the view and somewhere to put a coffee cup or wine glass when there are a few of us up there. If I ever reach the stage when I am not too embarrassed to let anyone other than workmen in! We found these stony, dragged finish tiles as large floor tiles in M.Bricolage and cut to fit, they look great and it took exactly one box of eight 62cm x 32 cm tiles and cost 15 euros in total.
Naturally we have laid with a infinitesimal slant at back so water from here will run onto our terrace and not next door’s roof. It is illegal here to do work to your house that allows water to be diverted to a neighbour’s house