Thursday, 10 August 2017

The Last Post

Hey it's been eight years since I started my blog. The intention of my blog was to chart my French house restoration and new life in France. Well the house is finished and the new life in France didn't quite work out how I planned. I think it was a good plan and done with the best of intentions. It was certainly optimistic and bold and I have learned a lot from the experience. Whilst it didn't work out how I expected; I am certainly better off than I was before I started. As my mother would say; sometimes things work out for the best. And it's good to finish on a high: I have a beautiful partner and baby boy and two beautiful teenage daughters. My house in the heart of the Norman country side is finished to a standard that I am very proud of. Sitting here looking at all the floors, beams, walls doors and furniture that I have made I have an immense sense of pride. I can see what I've done with the last 14 years.

It's been one hell of a ride xx

Here's to the next phase!

The END

Hanging around

Latest installations:

Hockney poster



Painting by my good friend David Taylor





Walter Evans reproduction



The ancestors 


Comfort


Ok so the last one is not my hall; but you can see where I'm going with this :)


Paris 2017

And the Pompidou:



The Hockney exhibition: Splash


Views over Paris



Frankie and Dad


Marcel Duchamp


Picasso


Kandinsky


Pollock


I think this is the Stravinsky Fountain


Andy Warhol 


Walker Evans


A Chair


Structure


And bones


All in all a chilled day out!



Friday, 2 June 2017

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Sometime later...

And I've been back doing a little at the house





It might not loot like a lot but there is a lot of sanding and painting. It needs another coat and some spot filling but hey some progress at least.

Oh and I got around to spraying the shed. Anyone looting at this, if you ever need to apply wood preserver to a shed or fence; for god sake use a solvent based product with a cheap garden sprayer! I did the whole shed in under two hours





Oh yeah and I cut the grass / moss too