Well after 8 long weeks of camping out on a dusty (too often muddy) building site, I’ve come back to the UK for a short but much-needed break(and, at last, a HOT shower – Bliss!!). Happy to report the building/renovation works are going full steam ahead though it has been SO frustrating at times. With bad weather, general strikes and a seemingly constant stream of public & religious holidays, work hasn’t progressed as quickly as I’d hoped – but every thing’s on track and finally starting to come together.
The swimming pool is almost complete:
the house still has some way to go before it’s habitable again and unfortunately the accommodation isn’t likely to be ready in time for the first guests arriving on May 18th but there are plenty of suitable alternatives nearby,
and the Art studio is all set (the shipment of art materials & equipment arrived on schedule and I’m only waiting for the electricity connection now) so I’m really excited about the prospect of classes finally getting underway mid- May.