My Spanish Mountain House, Part 2
Well, it was a building site for a while - and probably still is - but all the roofs have now been replaced and the ceilings have been raised. My best mates in Spain, Gary & Nina, assure me that it's looking good, "It's amazing how much has been done in a short time, but I must say it was quite scary at first," Nina said.
With a free rein while Casa B is empty the builders have knocked a hole in the back wall (for the new bathroom-to-be), built a bridge from the hill behind to gain access through, and parked their cement mixer in the dining room!
The old walls are hugely thick, as you can see in the pix above, so it's great to have a team of Spanish builders who know all about old buildings on the job. You can see what a good job they are doing in the pix below - albeit with the finishing off and some tidying up still to do!
With just two weeks to go, I'm not sure whether I'm looking forward to my forthcoming visit with trepidation or hopeful anticipation... Probably something somewhere between the two!
What I will say is that Casa B is growing up. I bought her in my 30s, and filled her with leftover belongings from my 20s. Twenty years on, perhaps now is the time for a new start. That said, there have been wonderful times in Spain over the decades and there will always be room from precious mementos. Visiting Casa B always provides a wonderful opportunity for reflection, which is part of the reason why I love her so much.
I'm going to be there for 10 days from the end of November. Be sure to let me know if you would like anything brought back - we are doing 'Christmas Lite' at the showroom, with a small amount of Andalucian ceramics, rugs, and deli items. Get any special orders in now, and we will do our best to get them here for you in time!