Monday, December 02, 2013

Our House


An old aeriel photo taken in the eighties
 
Paul on the new leak-proof garage roof.  Mick is holding my ladder.
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29 comments:

John Greenwood said...

That is a lovely house, and I'm pleased you are now leak proofed!

Chef Files said...

A magnificent property Patricia, it's just as I have been saying all these years. You really are the lady of the manor. Do you sleep in a different wing every night?

The thick foliage of the trees hide the old copper still so perfectly as well.

Pat said...

John: only in the garage I'm afraid. When the wind is blowing in a certain direction there is the odd leak but it doesn't happen very often.

Chef: so glad you approve. I didn't realise we had an old copper still?
Is it to make the hard stuff?

Chef Files said...

As far as the inland revenue are concerned dear lady, it is merely a miracle paint remover to be used on renovating and revamping stubborn, worn and tired old antiques in a bit of a state.

How is Scarlet by the way?

Pat said...

Chef: of course it is.
"Stubborn, worn and tired old antiques" - I trust you are not speaking personally.
As for Scarlet she has gone and changed her blog again. So inconsiderate!

Chef Files said...

Ah dearest Scarlet. A sixties child, born of freedom, first tasted the heady rebellion in her early teens, now forever restless in her quest for excitement. Perhaps she would benefit by studying the more refined things in life, such as the literary greats, the arts and possibly even start wearing underwear. A lost cause methinks.

lom said...

What a wonderful place, love the photos of the valley of the rocks. It looks like it was a gorgeous day

Gadjo Dilo said...

Good heavens that is a fair sized old pile you live in! It looks a bit like the Fawlty Towers hotel. Have you ever thought of going into the hospitality industry?

Ms Scarlet said...

Sorry, I am late to the comment box, I have been studying underwear and wearing the literary greats.
Sx

Pat said...

Lom: I have a feeling you know this place?

Gadjo: moi? At my time of life? Not bloody likely!

Scarlet: wasn't there a film/book once called the
go-between?
Good - now I can click on you and hopefully restore you on the blog roll Where you are going to stay for ever and ever. Agreed?

Ms Scarlet said...

Agreed!
Sx

LL Cool Joe said...

It's always good to have a leak proof roof. Flat roofs are a pain in the butt. We had to have our stable one replaced a few years back.

Love the aeriel shot.

Pat said...

Joey: p.i.t.b. is right. We have another over the sun room - out of sight - on the far side of the house.

maurcheen said...

What a beautiful place you have.

(Give us a shout if you need any help with the old still!) :¬)

xxx

Pat said...

Maurcheen: thank you but it will be some time before I need to use it - having found a secret stash:)

maurcheen said...

Well then I presume the invites are already in the post? :¬)

xxx

savannah said...

lovely place, sugar! and HUGE! xoxoxo

angryparsnip said...

What a Beautiful Home !
I think your roofer is happy to finish up the garage before the bad weather set in.

cheers, parsnip

Pat said...

Maurcheen: nothing so formal. Drop in when you're passing.

Savannah: it needs to be when the family are here.

Parsnip: we had to wait weeks for the rain to stop.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

I LOVE that Aerial view, my dear....How wonderful to have that moment in time caught by the Camera....! You have such a lovely lovely place, dear Pat. And how super that the roof is ALL fixed again...! Love the other pictures, too....A fine Hike!

Guyana-Gyal said...

Wow, Pat, Chef is right. Magnificent. I am so glad you're taking good care of it, it is history, romance, nature, everything beautiful x x

Isn't he standing a bit too close to the edge?

Pat said...

Naomi: it is big but honestly I use all of it and I never have time hanging on my hands - there is always something to do and happily the family fill it frequently.

GG: I feel like a chatelaine but if I had half the keys dangling from my waist I'd fall over.
Yes he is close to the edge but that's Paul:)

Mage said...

Look at you. 22 folks like your new roof. :)

Pat said...

Mage: shan't miss the puddles When I go in to lock up in stockinged feet:)

lom said...

Pat we have spent many a happy holiday playing in/on the rocks
:D

Pat said...

LOM: thought so:)

Vagabonde said...

How special to have an aerial view of your home. It is a lovely home. I love red roofs – they are very rare in the US, at least in Georgia. I tried to see an aerial view of our house on Google but just saw mostly pine trees.

Sharon Longworth said...

Well, I was just going to leave a comment saying how beautiful your house is, but then I started reading all the other comments, and it was like joining that group at a party that everyone wants to be part of - lovely. And yes, your house is very fine too!

Pat said...

Sharon: lovely to hear from you.
It is a happy home and full of memories of people no longer with us. My parents used to love visiting and as they got older we would move the beds downstairs for them.