.... is now well on its way. We've spent the last couple of days working on the exterior of the house. The large areas of exposed woodwork have needed constant attention over the years, and we've decided to cover it with bitumous tiles, which once installed, will not need any further attention. It may not have quite the same visual effect, but the labour saving will pay off in the years to come.
The weather is gradually shifting out of summer mode, although the sun is still strong. Days are much shorter now. Before we know where we are, we'll be needing the log fire again.