Oh what joys, the builders are here! The dog has lost his bark from over use and we are unable to go in or out because bleach is being poured down the walls to kill off the verdigree . I quite like the green stippled effect over the white !
When I first came to live here I had the builders in for the first six months. At the same time I had one set of men doing stone hedging in the garden and another lot cutting through the jungle that was my garden. The lost Gardens of heligan had nothing on me. They even found an old memorial in the stone wall unseen for years. So we had a lot of blokes around the place for quite a lot of the time.
I got to know them all quite well because half way through this experience I had to go for major surgery and then convalesce. They were all wonderful. They repelled all boarders with the words. "Jean is resting"
They looked after me and I was very grateful to them all so at Christmas we had a party.
I laid on the booze and the mince pies etc and they all tucked in.
The inside builders were in competition with the outside lot and at one stage they hid each others boots. I feared I might have them all for longer than I'd intended but eventually they all left.
The next morning from the flag pole over the village hall hung two pairs of boots....I knew whose boots they were but decided that discretion was the better part etc. They were claimed the following day.
The men outside here now are related to the first lot....brothers in fact. I am not doling out beer or wine!
Its not Christmas yet!