Sunday 3 December 2023
Saturday 25 November 2023
We've been into town to see the Christmas lights, stopping off for some sustenance at the turros stall (with a Nutella dip - health food!) before wandering through the gardens. Although cold, there was no snow, other than the soap bubble 'snow' that our grandson enjoyed.
Friday 24 November 2023
We are steadily working through the jobs to be done in the house, those things that were never considered when we agreed to buy! The landing window faces north, is leaded and single skinned. Also, when we studied it closely, it is has become slightly bowed. Call in the experts! We have, apparently, 'caught it in time.' We've been told that leaded windows have a life span of about a hundred years before they start to deteriorate and need re-leading. Our house was built in 1928 so we've bitten the bullet and yesterday the window was removed and taken away to be made into a triple sandwich that will keep the window safe and also hopefully make a big difference to the warmth of the house.
Wednesday 22 November 2023
It's the last shout of colour in the garden now, once the maple leaves have dropped we shall be sunk into deep shadow until next year. All the leaves have fallen from the beauty berry but the berries remain and are a striking shot of purple. I had never seen this plant before moving here but now I see them advertised all over the place.