DIY Day 2

The inside front door is off and the frame is out. Some extensive mortar and cement repairs now needed before the new door can go in. It’s handy that Mr L is away for 24 hrs from tomorrow morning, he can patch this afternoon and leave plenty of drying time before continuing the job. The cats will need an alternative sleeping place for the next couple of nights and I am offering them the sofa in my studio with some grave reservation!

I want to find a new home for this door. Is shabby chic still fashionable? A previous resident spent a lot of love and time on the stencilling, making a home here where she died at a terribly young age, and I want to respect that rather than just burn the thing.

Recently, at the: Crooked House

December Reflections 4: Red

December Reflections 4: Red

Nature is red in tooth and claw and nobody knows this better than a person that shares their life with cats… At 4 am today there was a thud, followed closely by another thud, and another. It sounded curiously like a rather fat cat pouncing on something. “Has Dusty brought some prey in?” The Crooked Man went to investigate. Dusty had indeed brought some prey in and when he saw his dad, he let goContinue readingDecember Reflections 4: Red

In a pickle

In a pickle

Shops are now open to sell anything on their shelves and we are no longer restricted to purchasing whatever some government official has deemed to be “essential”. We popped out to The Shed yesterday as I needed some parcel tape to package up some things that I need to be posting off. We had to hunt, it wasn’t in the Stationery section, but we eventually found it in the DIY area. It’s not of greatContinue readingIn a pickle

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

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post by mail. who is this user Beth Loft 86390, France

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash

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