The Deenery taken yesterday, 17th February.
A bit more on the kitchen progress. I chipped off all the tiles - what a mess they made. I think only one came off whole! Behind them the cement they had used to affix them to the wall was stuck like glue. I tried various ways of trying to chip it off! Jim took a couple of photos of me removing the tiles:
Look at the movement in that hammer!!
Ping, ping they went!! All over the floor.
Jim has put the cupboards from there on the other side:
When we get the work top, he will re-make the ones below and make them the same width as the cupboards above. It's all progressing nicely. Jim's been in the UK for 3 days so it's just been me. I picked him up from the airport this evening and now he's watching the Winter Olympics. I shall join him when this is finished.
It's been lovely today, cold but sunny. Some of the crocuses have started to come up, so I took a couple of photos of them:
These are in the arboretum bed and the ones below are up by the gate into The Deenery:
Spring is coming!
I didn't finish this blog yesterday - I watched the Olympics until 5am so then went to bed! I'm sitting here in the full sunshine in my studio and it's glorious.
Primula and primroses are all starting to flower, in spite of the frost this morning.
At about 5pm yesterday I went to the barn to get some bags of wood chips for Billy Boiler and the clouds were wonderful. All big and fluffy. I got a bit carried away with the camera!
This is a joiner of the clouds above Lough Graney. Do click on it to enlarge it.
I just took the tops of the clouds here! they still look wonderful if you click on it to enlarge.
Taken through The Deenery gate.
I think that's enough for now! I love clouds. You might have guessed.
BlackJack and Sandy followed me everywhere as it was about their teatime!
Sandy in the window of the barn!
Ben 26 Today
It's my youngest son's 26th birthday today. He's in Spain and I'll ring him later but I miss his hugs.
This was taken last October when I spent a few days with Ben in Puerto Banus, Spain, where he runs his bar, 'Zoo Lounge'.
Happy Birthday Ben.
Right, things to do. Happy Thursday Everyone.
Ben and a good friend Hannah dressing up. They're both 26 now!!
Ben is the baby here, held by big brother Jason.
Me and Ben. He was about 11 here. I love this photo.