I´m starting to sound like a scratched record now, I´m sorry. Work continues but with huge progress.
Last night, in House Number 1, we mopped the final floor, we screwed in the final light bulb, polished the final window and left a Welcome Card and bottle of wine for our lovely new tenant.
It was all a little emotional if I admit the truth. It was our first truly joint business venture and blood, sweat and tears (literally) went into the work. We feel happy with a job well done, to a high standard and we were happy in our time spent in the little house.
Who remembers the bathroom that went from this…
Or the kitchen (sorry about my nose causing a big shadow!)…
…which now looks like this
And that scary hall….
..sorry, I know you loved that carpet….but it had to go!
Last night we were exhausted. Too tired almost to eat. But we rallied for a bottle of bubbles and a little celebratory snack. I was reminded of a fabulous recipe From the Bartolini Kitchens and created some tasty little crostini which went perfectly with our “end of the first part of the project” drinks. Simple, tasty, perfect.
- Slices of toasted ciabatta (or other dense bread) drizzled with a little olive oil
- Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
- A few handfuls of rocket leaves
- Olive oil
- Coarse Sea Salt & Freshly ground pepper
Spoon some crumbled cheese over the little toasts and then sprinkle over some rocket leaves. Drizzle with olive oil and honey, add a tiny sprinkle of salt (optional, blue cheese is typically very salty) and a good grind of black pepper. Raise a glass, put your feet up and enjoy.
PS. Thank you all so much for your patience, and apologies for not being able to get to all of your great posts as much as usual.