Roses were out in full force, cherries were picked from my kitchen window, mulberries out of the bedroom window. Walks and hikes and runs were made, a lot of lovely food, drink and ice cream was consumed, and in between all that, there was also some work and the near completion of my new bathroom.
These pictures are from the 10th of June, when O.K. and I spent the long weekend here at my place. That Monday was a bank holiday here (Pentecost Monday). It had been a rainy day, a bit on the chilly side, and it dried up a little only in the afternoon. We took the chance (and our hooded rain jackets) and walked to the palace grounds:
For the way back, we chose the longer, more beautiful route through the deer park. It started to rain again before we reached my place again.
Friday, the 14th of June, saw me and "the girls" get together for what is actually a regular institution: The first Friday of the month, we meet for a meal. Most of us have known each other through work, two of us still/again work together. If we can all make it, there are six or seven of us, but that Friday, there were only four. We had pizza, as you can see.
The next day, it took me more than three hours to get to O.K.'s (instead of the usual 2); there were many delays and cancelled trains, but eventually I made it there.
It was a sunny weekend, not really hot yet, but very pleasant to have drinks and our meals on the balcony, and good walking weather:
|Rucola with Grana Padano and freshly baked baguette; Merguez (a spicy French sausage)
|Full moon seen from the train home on Sunday evening
|Full moon as seen from my bedroom a couple of hours later.
There are little things still to decide on, such as a lamp above the mirror and a small cabinet on the wall to the left of the mirror.
But two big things are still missing, too: The door to the room, and the glass partition and door to the shower.
Several times I have been inquiring with the company who are to deliver and mount those parts, and several times I have been told they'd be in touch - but I didn't hear back from them when they said they were going to call about arrangements for the delivery, and so it has once again been me. Is it our job as customers to chase after our orders? One should think not!
But of course I need a door to the room itself, even though the glass door to the shower is not so important (it is no problem at all with the shower curtain). Also, I need to know WHEN they turn up, as I need to take the smaller things out of the room to give them enough space to work, and maybe have to make arrangements with a neighbour to let them in, should it all happen while I am out for work. It all does not really reflect well on that company, and I certainly won't recommend them to others.