The latest on the recon- struction of the house - a bit of a setback due to fungal infestation in the roof timbers which was hidden up till now. As a precaution I have decided, with regret, to have the whole frame renewed.
Additional news, we have a colony of visiting bees who used to come and drink from an old metal drum which cracked during the Winter, so in the Spring I put in a replacement drinking vessel, a clay 'bird bath' filled with a few rocks to stop any of them slipping on the glaze and drowning. They have now adopted it wholesale, and it's now like Brighton on a good Summer's day.
Here's a few photos.