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Thursday, 9 June 2011
I know you're bored stiff with my wretched 'tower', but I'm ignoring your pleas and I'm going to show you even more, regardless! Now that I've finished the plastering (hooray), we can begin to see it all come together. I still have the floor tiles to lay, and the ceiling to paint, but otherwise it's done.
Both the window and the 'arrow slit' give onto the terrace in front of the cottage; within easy shouting distance of 'more Pimms please'.
And this is the view to which any occupants will wake. I'm a country boy at heart, so, for me, nothing could be more perfect. This is also the sliding door that caused the demise of our Cuckoo recently!
Almost time to start ordering the furniture. We're going for classic rustic French, in classic rustic 'taupe'; plus, of course, plenty of antiques.
*One of the downfalls of an old house is that they need lots of money
spending on them, maintaining all of the boring things ..... we are having
4 weeks 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 (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!