It was another wonderful open day experience. The weather held out and we achieved more than expected.
11 people put in an appearance at some stage during the day, and everything on our to-do list got well and truly done!
We started off by moving Chris’s room from the ground floor to the attic (tada!!!) – in time for her old room to be thoroughly knocked about starting the next day. With thanks to Martin and Wim, who turned up to have a look and got roped in to heaving heavy furniture up ladders, despite wearing their Sunday best!
While the men were heaving manfully, the girls were emptying the cellar, which would be having its ceiling removed (among other things) the following week. All crammed into the outhouses still standing…
Once more or less everybody had arrived (by which time we had lost Martin and Wim), we checked in over coffee and went over what needed doing. Ria played coordinator while Chris slaved over the hot stove baking quiches and I swanned around with my various cameras, holding space without breaking much of a sweat!
Over the next few hours, the wood pile was magically transported down to the area around the wood shed. By lunch time it was already down to one third of its original size. By the end of the afternoon, a few of the huge old beams had gone one stage further and transformed into a circle around a fire pit next to the pond below the orchard.