The 50 year old vine seems quite happy and is roaring away with new branches!
Congratulations to Captain S for his endurance despite ailing and failing body parts and sometime failings in mental and emotional stamina when working with old oak, old stone and learning new building techniques to solve the unforeseen constructional challenges!
Well done also to Sweetpea for her participation in collecting, lifting, carrying, cleaning, tidying, finding the lost tools and her administration of catering and nursing duties!
Here is the fermette before the extension!
The verandah room is warm, light and airy with a panoramic view of the garden. We can see the birds, bats, butterflies, bees in abundance and the flies are kept out! We wine and dine in our new room. There are still some finishing touches to be done to the porch area but it will be completed all in good time!!!