Jane's Jottings

The barn this evening……

I wanted to show you what the barn looks like when the evening sun is pouring in from the west. This where I hold my classes although I have to arrange the furniture a little differently to accommodate my students. This time last year, we had a disaster area where the piano now stands. Martin, my wonderful carpenter did everything he could to make this exercise bearable but the weather was dreadful and we had no roof! This is what it looks like now! We just love this space and because of the oak used in the construction, it looks quite old and in character.


Bill’s pride and joy, the new piano, was bought to replace our old baby grand which had been built in 1922 and did not like living in a drafty old barn. It was bought from Coach House Pianos  and I cannot recommend them high enough. The whole process was a joy – the only problem was having a water tight room….


One dry weekend  and the roof timbers went up

barn 1

My little courtyard garden took a bit of a beating!

As you can see from the picture at the top of this post, it really was worth it in the end. If I am lucky with the weather this weekend, I am going to work in the courtyard and sort my little greenhouse ready to plant begonias and  start some flowers of in seed trays. At the moment we have a lovely show of Hellebore (Christmas roses) and I have noticed some little seedlings that need attention. I will try to get some pictures of their faces – just perfect….

Date posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015


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