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Thursday, 4 August 2011
Early work on our newly acquired tobacco barn involves nailing down errant exterior boards, removing bits and bobs of wood, and generally tidying up. It's amazing how long it takes just to remove all the wires that were used for the suspending of the tobacco.
And the dress code for this type of work? You need a silly hat with a serviette tucked into the back of it, something with Felix the Cat on it, and of course a pair of half-mast trousers.... It's hot out there!
Some day soon we'll have to start the tedious process of applying for planning permission. Here are Wills and Kellogg trying to decide exactly where the bathroom will go.
Most of the interior design has already been dictated by the building's own 'morphology', but the rest will become a loft-style, open-space, dance-floor, chill-out, I HAVE made my bed, no I'm NOT going shopping, super-chic, barn-conversion (hopefully).
Since taking these two pix, Kellogg has treated most of the wood on the top picture facade with a dark stain, and the horrible metal pole above the opening has been removed (with great difficulty). So, things advance. Maybe only as slowly as a wet week in Barnsley, but they do 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!