The good news is the lovely stones under the kitchen window. The bad news is that the last remaining original window is rotten too. Ho hum. There is so little left of the original house. They will keep covering everything in concrete and then it just rots underneath. Sigh.
However, the attic is now cleaned and sprayed against every known boring insect. It looks so lovely. Closer inspection so far has only revealed minimal woodworm which has been halted in its tracks. The chest at the back is full of old French paperbacks which are interesting but heavy and need some thought as to how to get them back to the rented house and where to put them when they get there.