I stood and gazed for ages.
The timbers have been limed to protect them from the elements.
They would not have been this colour originally,
yet to me the lime has brought
an almost ghostlike yet beautiful fading effect to the wood.
There was another reason for our trip here.
July took us to Santorini.
Just for a week of sun and sea.
I love Greece.
The wonderful salads, braised meats and bbq'd fish.
I oood and arred along this promenade.
All the beach side Tavernas were lovely.
But of course Santorini is the island of sunset's.
When the clouds would behave that is!
The beaches are shingle, which I like.
The island being volcanic.
The evenings were lively as we stayed in the capitol Thira.
Which I can highly recommend.
Some lunches were liquid !
Shabby Chic is here too!
I came home and immediately set about getting some of those pretty cushions from Ikea!
What more could you want on little summer vacation, but just to sit and gaze out as life passes by you.
And this is our small and friendly Hotel.
Converted from a Mansion House.
I loved the Settles!
I did not expect to see so many different types.
I will go back to Santorini.
I loved it.
I have at last finished making my bedroom curtains.
And I had a seat cushion made for my ottoman.
It all looks nice and bright.
And as I am trying so hard to be very tidy it is easier to keep clean!
The log pile is ready for the first fire.
Two naughty little boy's went off to school.
Sorry for the poor quality of the image. It was sent from a phone.
My Dad has given me the old Bush radio that was my Mum's.
It looks perfect in the new bedroom.
Just need some huge batteries to make it work!
Oh and the lady who asked what the shade of paint was that I used in this room.
It is Cornforth by F&B.
Sorry it has taken so long to tell you.
On that note I am off to Bed!