The Evolution Of A Room

Today was hot enough for us to open doors and windows. One of these was the stable door. It is my fond imagining that a horse was once kept in what became the garage, which we converted to a utility room leading to a library, fronted by a boarded trellis bearing clematises, solanum, nasturtiums, petunias,Continue reading “The Evolution Of A Room”

The Containers Were Cleared

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN THE PAIR TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, EACH MEMBER OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN ITS PAGE AND CHECKING THE BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. THE SINGLE IMAGE JUST NEEDS A CLICK TO ENLARGE. The kitchen may have looked neat and tidy when we finished yesterday’s decluttering. NowContinue reading “The Containers Were Cleared”

Packing Up The Kitchen

INDIVIDUAL PHOTOGRAPHS MAY BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY. SCROLL DOWN TO BOTTOM RIGHT AND CHECK VIEW FULL SIZE IF REQUIRED. This morning we began preparations for the kitchen work beginning on Monday. First, a table in the Utility Room was cleared to receive theContinue reading “Packing Up The Kitchen”

The Garage Frontage

Today continued wet and warm, but not so windy, so Jackie was able to reorganise her plants fronting the garage. This prompted me to produce a variation on the before and after theme. We were never going to use the garage for its original purpose. Soon after our arrival overnight on 31st March/1st April 2014Continue reading “The Garage Frontage”

Finishing Touches

We have a long, but not tall, Chinese oak cabinet which has gone up and down stairs in our new home like a yo-yo. The library had seemed its most likely final resting place.  The almost completed project no longer offered space for it. So back upstairs we carted it. When I bought the chestsContinue reading “Finishing Touches”

Hours In A Library

During the night I began to realise that, although ‘Monkey’ by Wu Ch’eng En was snuggled up in the novels section of the library, there was no Gibbon among the shelves that I thought had been accurately filled yesterday. That meant that there had to be another History container somewhere among the 24 left to empty. This morning’sContinue reading “Hours In A Library”

Spot The Dummies

Before tackling shelf-filling again I took a wander round the garden. I here present two plants for my readers, please, to identify. The first is the white one originally featured on 28th April: It is from a bulb and has trefoil petals. Maybe this photograph will aid recognition better than the last. Secondly, can anyone nameContinue reading “Spot The Dummies”