February 22, 2015
It is a work in progress:)
And going to be lovely, one day. The challenges of restoration in a medina are complex - no cars so everything must be carried (or trollied) no modern materials available, many many steep and narrow stairs.
Very exciting. Especially the electrics.
This photo shows Annie on the top terrace taken by me on the lower terrace, at the top of many stairs in front of their bedroom.
Its cold, but not as cold as the mill.
February 15, 2015
February 14, 2015
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February 13, 2015
Its a beautiful day so Margaret and Kat and I decamped to Limoux.Was planning to draw in the church at Marcielles but it was big and cold and dark so we settled in the garden, with benches and tables and mad squirrels :)
Still forgetting to take snaps. Missed Roy and Jo and Margaret eating at mine last night; will probably miss the eaters at the creperie tonight.
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February 11, 2015
The sun shines - though its cold - and life continues quietly in Esperaza which is all to the good. This charming box of giveaway books has appeared by the ex-internet shop in the square (for those with long memories, the one that was once a hairdressers, before that a children clothes shop, before that Isobel le Photos place)
Looks like its about to become another store selling rocks. If you lack crystals, fear not -
In the Big World, however, things are happening.... Barbara has hosted a huge party for Larrys 90th birthday in South Carolina and writes;
Birthday party was a great success. Sixty some supper guests. I did five posters of photographs and newspaper articles making a simple chronicle of the ninety years. Left out a lot, too much.
She used this picture of Larry and his twin as the invitation; what beautiful kids. No idea which is Larry, which Rhett -
Its called NOT YET. ON REINVENTING DOCUMENTARY AND CRITIQUE OF MODERNISM (Aún no. Sobre la reinvención del documental y la crítica de la modernidad) As he says, catchy:)
February 9, 2015
Theres a facebook page, Esperaz'art, or contact me or Kat or stop Dennis in the street... easy :)
Its spring here. Beautiful day. All the world in the street, beaming goodwill.
February 8, 2015
I get the rather smug feeling that age is improving us all.
I took the photos above early on in the party so late-comers didnt get snapped- some of our notable residents omitted.
Annie and Pete are back in town but I forgot to take the pix to authenticate this statement. Just take my word for it. They're back. Let joy be unconfined.