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Wednesday, 22 June 2011
In a couple of days time, our 'tower' will finally be finished.
My builder (Baptiste) has arrived to lay the tiles, the Champagne is on ice, and I'm already preparing the ribbon for the cutting ceremony.
In the picture, above, you can see some of the un-laid tiles soaking in a bath of linseed oil. These beautiful rustic hand made terracotta tiles will eventually polish up to look timeless, and hopefully give the room a really wonderful finish. They obviously cost a bit more than bog-standard industrially produced tiles, but the difference (between Aaaah, and Errrh) is worth every centime. They are being laid on (and pointed with) a simple mix of sand and lime, just as in times past.
I hope Baptiste doesn't tile himself into a corner!
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 (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 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), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. 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!