During the confinement we, like many others took the opportunity to get on with some house repairs and decorating, getting ready for the season if it were ever to happen. Well I’m happy to say that after all our bookings being cancelled this year, once restrictions were eased people quickly started booking their holidays again. So we’re now back in the rhythm of the summer season, but changeovers have to be 24 hours instead of the same day, and everything has to be disinfected within an inch of it’s life, including us.
Just as it’s difficult meeting up with friends and giving them a hug, so it’s difficult meeting and greeting exhausted-from-their-journey holidaymakers, it’s impossible to show a welcome smile with a mask on, even if you do have a smile painted on it like Graham’s! Anyway I just hope they can see that I’m smiling by crinkling my eyes up into slits….what strange times these are.
Here’s the new decor in the apartment shower room:
and the bedroom for the apartment, with a new ceiling rosace and cornice, and a new tiled floor, a nightmare of laying recuperated terracotta floor tiles of varying thicknesses and sizes, still, it was worth the angst!
meanwhile I was also trying to get on with art, (as well as the veggie and flower garden), but that’s all in my previous posts, so I’ll just show a couple more pics:
and last but definitely not least, this is a truffle I found the base of one of our trees, it had been unearthed by some creature and was laying on top of the soil, I found it when I was gathering plums. There was no mistaking it’s strong powerful scent. I put it in the fridge so I could just double check with our friend, a chef, ( just in case!) he confirmed it was a summer truffle, so I rushed home and made some truffle butter with it and put it in the freezer. We’ve had a couple of delicious plain pasta meals with truffle butter and a little garlic and salt, absolutely divine!