But the weather here has been really unusual - our last Post commented on the arrival of cold weather - with snow, both air and ground frosts, and generally 'what's expected' in December and January:
But now all the walls are in place and we have the main sitting room, the lobby/dressing room, bedroom and bathroom. The sections of exposed stonework have been sorted, and the extended windows completed, with sloped framework to reflect light inwards to the room. We have cut away a section of the original cow troughs that we have kept, so that the bed-head will rest on this, and old chestnut flooring will be used to cover the trough for shelving and be used elsewhere for surfaces throughout the rooms, The electricity is completed and working, designed to be wholly accessible for people in wheelchairs. In ten days time Monsieur Buoanaito, the 'tile man', will arrive to lay tiling throughout - these will be specially strengthened, non-slip tiles. After that it will be painting and finishing - which always takes longer than anticipated, and by that stage one is just keen to get it all complete - but we hope to finish by the end of May and be ready to welcome guests by the early summer ....'Phew!