Well, I sort of lost the habit of posting for a while there. Gentle and not-so-gentle hints from the family did little to prompt me back to Blogger (which has been changed again since I last looked, dammit). However, here I am, back recording the scintillating goings-on at Schloss Loth and I have been prodded into doing so by the latest development here. More of that shortly.
For the sake of completeness, I should note that there has been a fair amount going on here over the summer. We bought a new car for the express purpose of trogging up and down to the Borders. This is it. It is red and shiny and we love it a lot. The cat loves it too: when it is parked outside our house, he can sit upright underneath it and survey his domain in the dry.
But the main thing that has prompted me to recall my password for Blogger is The Great Chateau Loth Project 2012. We have decided to extend our little house a bit to make room for (a) visitors to stay overnight if they wish, particularly my Mum and Dad, and (2) FB and SB to watch endless episodes of The Big Bang Theory without Husband's head exploding. We are also, for we are gluttons for punishment, going to knock through the wall between our kitchen and dining room and re-do the whole room.
I quite fancied having some sort of record of what the house was like before and after all this work and the blog here seemed to be a good place to do it. So with that in mind, here are the Before Pictures of the back garden before the builders get their hands on it:
|That tree in the middle is my very overgrown bay tree. I shall be sorry to see it go but it has got a bit out of control.|
|Note the cat trying to escape before I snatch a photo of him. The new room is going right where Bellus is standing - it will be accessed from that door beside our wheely bins.|
|It's like we are deliberately trying to piss off the cat.|
If I can summon up the courage, I will photograph the inside of the kitchen before work starts. It's not pretty.