Everywhere you look on the Island there are sights that spark off an idea for a painting.
Living in an old stone cottage has pros and sometimes cons, but . . . . .
The cottage needs to breathe or dampness creeps in and stays.
So what is getting in the way?
Stoves need fitting, walls, filing, brick work re-pointing.
There goes a week or two.
Not to mention the scaffolding, new chimney. drive re-gravelling,
stonework making good, gable re-rendering and a new chimney.
Fences need painting.
Kitchen roof fixing.
Break for cake baking, then . . . . .
Peeling paint needs stripping.
Including the stairs.
The veg plot needs digging
Check the rainbow at the bottom of the garden.
Make sure the wildlife is happy.
Night falls, then it all begins again.
A year later, most of the house is ready for decorating but enough is enough.
Time has to be made each day for painting of a different kind . . . . .