Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Watching The Flowers Grow

Well where have I been for FOUR months, I promise I haven't just been watching the flowers grow, but saying that just look how they have grown - first picture a year ago April, second picture this morning .....










Note the railings and pillars have gone, much nicer and more open now.




The concrete pillars actually ended up in the kitchen floor ....... hopefully you can spot the difference.

I love it, I have a work top - bliss. I have to say I love the tiled floor, all my own handiwork.










We are having the cabinets made by a local craftsman on a piecemeal basis, I will eventually get doors, but the next phase is a wall cupboard using the old back door windows and a larder cupboard using the original kitchen windows. I have been busy stripping those








As you can imagine this wasn't too tough a job out there on a sunny afternoon under the shady pergola.








Got to admit many an hour has been lazed away out here.

This was one of our best investments. It is so lovely out there. What with the seemingly endless hot sunny days we have had so far this year, it has been a godsend. It is a little cooler this week and we have actually had a bit of rain, believe me - no-one is complaining.

Here is another one that is growing like a weed. Thank heavens for Skype. Her little brother/sister is due in six weeks.




3 comments:

Maggie May said...

How lovely to hear from you again.
The garden looks lovely. You are making a good job of the renovations.

Your granddaughter is a picture.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Looks like you have been busy. It is such a nice feeling when suddenly you find yourself in a habitable house, I know the feeling well :-) As you say thank goodness for Skype!! Diane

dND said...

Hi SITH. Lovely to catch up with you again. I lost all my links when my last computer died and it's taken quite a while to both find and have the time to find and then read blogs again.

It looks like you've been really busy and the place is looking great.
Deborah x