|ladders at the ready|
Earlier this week Chris, who did our kitchen and flooring came and did the 'health check' on our roof using the tiles we bought and wrote about here . We'd also noticed that some of the ridge tiles needed re-fixing in place.
|potential gold mine|
No sooner did Chris put his ladders up than both cats came to investigate. Shadow predictably when he thought no-one was around but Katinka was nosing around straight away. She shot up the ladder at speed, looked round, rolled in the gutter and then equally handily skipped down again. Sadly we weren't quick enough with the camera.
Once, quite a few years ago, Niall went to an art exhibition in The Hague and one of the installations looked just like a wooden framed tryptich of our new roof tiles. Niall and Chris joked that if we had three spare then Chris could knock up frames and we could sell it for millions!!
Thankfully we didn't need to replace too many tiles as the roof is in reasonably good order so there's plenty left in reserve; and for art installations!
|Chris making sure the ridge tiles stay put|
We know we'll always have some slippage, it's inevitable with this kind of roof, but we don't mind as the tiles give our house such warmth and character.
By the afternoon the job was done which was great! Sadly, much to Tinka's disappointment the ladders went away. She quite liked her own 'private' stairway to the roof! So much nicer to have easy access!
On a completely unrelated subject--the only link being the letter 'R' here is a photo of the well established rose by the barn. It is in spectacular flower just now, starting a custardy colour and fading to a lovely clotted cream. It is scented as well and smells heavenly.