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Sunday, 8 May 2011
The Finished Job.
It feels as if I've been building my 'tower' for years. I've still got a bit of internal plastering to finish off, but otherwise....
Looking back on it all, I'm actually quite amazed by my own and Lady Magnon's skills. It may look small (it's 4 by 4 metres), but without any scaffolding that roofing work was extremely perilous; something I shan't be in a rush to repeat.
My favourite bit has to be the 'genoise' (the decorative bit between the wall and tiles) which came out exactly as I'd planned. Although I must add that my little 'arrow slit' is also quite dramatic, especially from the inside.
I've had sliding doors fitted at the front to save space, and climbing plants have already begun their work of smothering the whole caboodle in greenery. Update in 5 years time.. or maybe 200.
Tell me that that's one hellava sexy roof. Thank you in advance!
We went with friends to the Scallop festival in Whitianga; a charming
seaside town in the Coromandal District.
Had a great time...5000 people, lots of wine...
4 years ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 45 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), a Border Collie/Black Lab' cross called Bok, a cat called Freddie, plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!