January 29, 2012

A day for romance...

it may not be Valentine's yet!
but I better grab this day
and enjoy the splendour of my fav Amaryllis,
before it's all over for this year!

January 17, 2012

Building an alley....

is perhaps not what one had in mind!
At least we didn't,when starting up
 the project at the end of the summer,
 building an extra workshop for carpentry!
Nor did we expect the immense number of hours
to be spent scraping off the layers of paint from these
late 1700 century doors.....the cold made us stop for now.
The family grapevine has graciously 
been saved, now climbing a new wall.
The narrow alley has been equipped with a large lantern from France.
The weather is tedious, sloppy wet snow dripping from the roofs.


January 08, 2012

What a difference a door makes

Today at lunchtime......
with a recuperated window merged into the old door
This is pretty much a year ago.....

X-mas holidays are over
and it's time to go back to work!