- winter festivities are over
- the new year has begun
- great plans and resolutions are made, yet,
- events seem to scheme against achievement
- bad weather
- short days
- low energy
- little seems to get done
At last, thanks to our great team of friends, we get stuck in clearing outside the gallery, in preparation for Easter and the good times ahead.
|beautiful signs of the New Year - snowdrops; flowering here since the times of our predecessors, |
so well over 50 years
|the task ahead: all removed from the house during renovation. |
No skips, no landfill, just repurposing.
This will be the new terrace
|a glorious morning, one of the precious few this year|
|our very own mountain - at least 10 tons of it!|
|the team - ready to go!|
|buried treasure - found in the heap - a perfectly preserved handkerchief; souvenir of Scotland|
|getting stuck in|
|Charlie, helping out in his own inimitable style!|
|meanwhile: exquisite hazel flowers. There may be nuts!|
|Our poor greenhouse, much damaged by the storms, now roped down for protection|
|not much glass intact|
|buried treasure: a 1920 old penny|
|sorted and cleared - fantastic|
|a very well deserved cup of tea - thanks Caroline, Georgie and Paul, |
we couldn't have done it without you!!
|Pride of Place - our new photo montage, thanks to Caroline|
|it actually looks like we're making a difference|
|when this is finished, it will give us a terrace with spectacular views|
|Sunset - a warm glow all round|
|the Moon portends a chilly night - |
definitely one to be chilling beside the stove!