Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Summer Quarters.



I suppose we'll have to accept it; Summer is pretty much over. We'll soon have to move back indoors to our Winter quarters; my shorts are already packed away in the drawer marked 'Summer clothes'.

There is no electricity in the 'tower', so, unless we installed a very small wood burner, it could get quite cold in there before too long.

The interior of the 'tower' is 3.60 metres square. It's reasonably sparse with just a large bed with 6 copious drawers underneath (not Queen Victoria's), a cupboard, and 2 bedside tables. In the height of Summer it also often contains children's toys, damp swimming gear, and various dogs.

When we built the 'tower' back in 2011, I envisaged it exactly like the photo above. A peaceful Summer haven, covered in creepers.... We're getting there.

29 comments:

  1. It looks like a small house from a legend.

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    1. It's a pity it's not in the middle of a forest.

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    2. This place is better, you don't want little red hood and her grandmother taking over that nice tower.

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  2. A beautiful structure. It's design exudes love.

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  3. Such a lovely retreat - to sleep there on a hot summers night with the doors wide open - bliss.

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  4. Looks like it's been there forever...we are heading into summer over here...Yay.

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  5. It is beautiful, but the possibility of many spiders would put me off sleeping in there! Do the dogs stay in there with you overnight too?

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    1. No, but the cat does. And there are no spiders (not many anyway)!

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  6. Do you leave the furniture in there over winter?

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    1. Yes everything stays there. We open the doors and window whenever it's sunny so it stays very airy.

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  7. Love! I would be drawn to it immediately. It must be a magical place for the grands. I think I would enjoy sitting there alone with a cup of good tea just to ponder life.:) We are heading into winter, too, so have to put a rush on the little residence we are moving into. The first stage of our new location. Enjoy your day, Cro. Deb

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  8. So pretty Cro and, I love the roof …. it looks like a magicians hat !! …. and, it's so nice when the plants around a new building start to mature. It looks as if it's been there for years. XXXX

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    1. That's the nicest thing you could have said. I was hoping for 'instant maturity'.

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  9. Must look spectacular in summer when the wisteria is in flower. You should be very proud of what you have built.

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  10. It's like a vacation home, and very nice. But let's hope the snow doesn't start up just yet. Yesterday I saw two fuzzy caterpillars on the road and a flock of geese flying south. Not good.

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  11. At least you won't have to remember the enamel pot once you get back in the house.

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  12. You seem to me to have the absolute ideal life over there.

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  13. It is absolutely gorgeous, I am extremely jealous. All you need now is Lady M letting her hair down at the window, high on the roof, like Rapunzle.

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  14. That looks the perfect spot to pen a bestselling novel :)

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  15. It looks fab. Is that a wisteria growing up the wall, I think they're lovely.

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    1. Yes. I'm not very adventurous with plants, simply because my knowledge is NIL. But Wisteria does the job perfectly.

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  16. I find that the older I get, the simpler I like to live--Your summer retreat seems perfect to do just that!

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    1. That certainly is the appeal for me.

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