I purposefully haven't mentioned my 'tower' for a while, because we end the year with all the actual 'building' work completed.
It now remains to render the outside, plaster the inside, lay the floor tiles, and get the door made and fixed.
I've changed the coping on top of the inter-connecting gated wall; the previous stones looked too modern and 'industrial'. It's still not perfect, but it's better.
Everything is as I planned. It's been bloody hard work, and I'm really looking forward to finishing it off as soon as some decent dry spring weather allows.
My greatest memory of the build will be of Lady Magnon. She abandoned her fears, shinned up and down ladders, and said nothing when my temper became the better of me. She worked unbelievably hard, and encouraged me when my confidence occasionally flagged; I thank her profusely.
Isn't that roof sexy! Looking back on it, I can hardly believe that it was entirely done by a couple of ageing foolhardy rank amateurs!!! Proof (if needed) that building requires no more than reasonable logic, and a long piece of weighted string.
I shall not bore you with any more 'tower' stories for a while. Its next appearance on this page will be when FINISHED!