Paul has been busy this morning repairing and re-varnishing the wooden shutters from the downstairs French doors. He built them about eight years ago but they take quite a hit from the extremes of weather we get here. The doors look quite bare without the shutters although it’s nice to see the stonework that is usually hidden when they are open.
|man at work|
|French doors without their shutters|
A lot of our neighbours have plastic or metal volets (shutters) that require little maintenance but they wouldn’t look right here. Our house is old, the first record dating back to 1790, the time of the French Revolution. I wonder what discussions have been held over the decades within these walls.
|the French doors lead to an outer hallway|
|the arched ceiling is part of the original cellar|
|what are you doing with the camera?|