Another lovely day today! I got woken up (as usual) by the tinkling bells of the goats and sheep grazing somewhere near our house:
They graze in a different place every day but always within earshot. I love the sound of those bells.
It's been a good week for us. Not the least because the exchange rate has gone up again. We get our pensions from the UK and when the exchange rate is unfavorable (like last week when we got one fith less Euros) it really effects us.
The plastering in the stairway is coming on nicely and DH has started to lay the tiles. Here are some photos:
Looking up to the door, which is our back door, but because it is on street level, it is the door we use most.
Same view from a bit further down. The door on the right is the door to our living area.
Looking down. Again the door is the door to our living area.
The door on the right is the door to the adjacent cave house. And down the steps is (will be) a garden flat (downstairs/no stairs) for that time when we are older and can no longer manage all those stairs
I am super pleased about the progress. It is such a mega job and the end is in sight.
I had some happy mail this week. First of all this postcard arrived from Australia.
I love aboriginal art but it's not easy to come by, so I am really chuffed with this card. It is painted by Bolda Hunter and it depicts brolgas dancing. Brolgas are large grey crane birds that live in tropical Australia and New Guinea. They are known for their spectacular courtship 'dancing'.
Bolda Hunter is as far as I know a man from the Jawoyn people of the Northern territory.
The other bit of happy mail was a parcel from 'My Name is Erika' with ATCs and lots of goodies (I will show you a photo of that on Tuesday). One of the 'bits' in the envelope was this:
That's it for today. I'm going to link up with Annie at Friday Smiles and with Virginia at Rocking your World Friday.