However, I'm now onto the last row of blocks before I tackle the roof. My holiday is over, and, as foreseen, September has marked my return to builder's-cleavage, sand, & cement.
After this last row of blocks comes one of the most important elements to THE LOOK of the finished build; The 'Génoise'.
If you look back at the top picture in my yesterday's post, you will see, between the walls and the roof, a thin projecting band of decorative tile-work that brings the roof out slightly from the wall. This classic French feature (The Génoise) can 'make or break' the look of a building. If done too neatly, with modern tiles, the result will look modern. If done Cro-style (scruffy), with old materials, and not too cleanly, it should eventually give the building the impression of being old.
My fingers are crossed.