Our builders finished on the evening of the 29th April but, with family arriving the same night on holiday, we have only just got around to putting plants and garden furniture in place. Over the next week I will show you the changes to our property. First the patio.
This was overgrown with weeds and the buildings across from the main house were in a bad state and part of them had to be demolished. The floor has been repaved with natural slate. A new outside lavatory has been built with a jacuzzi next to it. The building opposite has been rebuilt with an office on the ground floor and my studio above. Stairs lead to a first floor terrace off my studio. The large storeroom on the ground floor has not been altered but at least now has electricity. The last building, which was a small stable, is now the utility/laundry room.
If you look at the entry for 14th Feb. titled “The project begins” on this blog you will see what the patio looked like before. Many thanks to Al, Stephen, Lee, Tony, Rufi and Pepe for all their work, particularly during the awful wet weather in February, and to Peter for helping to coordinate everything and sourcing supplies..