Macaron, anyone?

We now have some very useful intelligence to add to our file for planning purposes. We found on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week, when we had glorious cloud-free skies, a relative lack of wind, and unseasonably hot temperatures, people were not walking the hills around Pont y Pant. The road was quite deserted (even after allowing for the day on which there was a road accident in Blaenau Ffestiniog) and nothing appeared to be moving. We saw neither locals nor visitors in any number – we were expecting to hear duelling banjos at any moment. For us, the knowledge that the long term weather forecast is for a cool damp July suddenly becomes very cheering!

With this in mind, Jane has been expanding her repertoire in preparation for offering afternoon teas, to include treats currently not listed here. If you fancy trying a chocolate macaron,
you know where to come…

Jane’s first macarons, ready for tasting

Mike and I are diligently working through the painting jobs whilst the dry weather holds

Progressing the painting…

but had to turn to indoor jobs on Thursday when the heavens opened for a hearty drizzle

Mike’s latest re-glazing project

I still managed to find five minutes to work on my garden.

View from floor 2 towards the rear of the building

Whilst painting windows on floor 2, I sneaked a peak at the view – which may help explain why I have been obsessing about rhodo roots. Back in April, this hillside was covered with dead rhodos, rubbish and scrub. Here’s hoping we can all agree this now has the potential to form a more pleasing view from the suites of rooms we are creating/ upgrading.

So sorry there is still no news on the staircase. We will continue to press for the drawings to be progressed next week, but are now off to Dolwyddelan carnival whilst Jane holds the fort…

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