Floor Plan

K so here is a rough not very to scale drawing of the floor plan.

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Looking from the outside from the front working from bottom left and going round clockwise 
Window into Studio
Window into office
Velux into upstairs loo
Window into master bedroom
Velux into master bedroom
Kitchen door
Kitchen window 
Window into downstairs shower/toilet
Door (yet to be amended) into Studio

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At the back starting at the bottom right 
Window into lounge
Eyebrow above balcony and end of landing (on other side there is the same eyebrow over the top of the stairs)
Velux into bathroom above bath (on the other side of the roof there is a same size skylight going into master bedroom)
Skylight into Mezanine
Main window for Shed room (above lounge)
Left hand window for lounge and the middle bit is one 4 meter wide window with glazed doors into lounge

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Hope that puts it into context.
When I get home I am building a large shed / store for all the timber and other bits currently stored in the house. When that’s done I will be able to get some photos of the room layouts as they are now. 

When your son makes you laugh

I had to have a long hearty laugh and said to myself  “That’s my boy!” when I read these words of thought from my son, who is now living in London working towards his goal of becoming a recognised filmmaker.   

Sometimes when I’m on a crowded tube I think, am I just part of the rat race? 
Am I the same as these people? 
Just another bored cog in the system? 
Then I remember that I wheelied a tractor once, and that was as cool as fuck.

It was so good I bought him the T shirt that says “I Do Tractor Wheelies”

Love and peace
Bentley 

The Swan Bench

Aye Aye landlubbers
5 or 6 years ago we developed a method of “brocante browsing” which involves us wandering about at different speeds and in different directions, and then meeting up near the front again to discuss anything seen that we might like. 
If we have agreement or one of us can argue the case for the purchase for the good of the renovation project somehow, then we buy what has caught our eye. 

We bought this beautiful old bench about 5 years ago after using our technique in a borcante up near Dinard and meeting at the door and both said together “swan bench”.
The swans are cast iron and each must weigh in excess of a hundredweight. 
The wood is teak and although the whole thing was a bit tatty when we bought it, MrsB has always said she would bring it back to life. 
Here is the result of her efforts.

It is up against “Shed 1” because it is our morning coffee and lunch spot as it catches the sun and is protected from any breeze from the fields behind. 

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