In the meantime, the insulation for the floor is coming along and it should be ready for a screed soon. Fabrice has won on that one, I wanted to do an adobe floor, but maybe in a room where I'll be dying yarn and slopping about with lots of water it's not a very good idea. :-(
The frogs start croaking around 4.30, the noise is wonderful. In the video you can see the bloomin' mess at the back of the house too !