Growing up, the mantra most often heard was… “If it’s worth doing – it’s worth doing well”. Uncle Les would always say, “A job not finished is a job not done” and “I don’t care what language you speak… near enough is just not good enough”.
He was an old ‘Bankie’ who could add pounds, shillings and pence while running his fingers down the three columns- at pace. Accuracy was not negotiable for him. After all his job required it. His workshop looked like a new pin – “a place for everything and everything in its place”. He could find a chisel in the dark.
Every summer, a least early summer, the Robinia in the backyard bursts into leaf... followed shortly thereafter by an amazing cover of bunches of white/pink flowers. Kind of like the Jacaranda, only back to front. Leaves first then flowers
Our renovation is now complete and we're now seeing the fruits of our efforts, with some forthcoming guest activity building nicely. Our first ever guests have come twice in the space of 3 weekends and they're now looking at buying a place here! Orange has that affect on some people.