like this silver birch tree - and the chimney which George and Jonny built.
The silver birch is beautiful, provides a little dappled shade in summer, and the sap has been used by Jonny to make wine... an interesting brew.
The chimney is a wonderful addition to the house as it means we can have a log burner at that end of the kitchen, but it also helps to secure the wobbliest wall of this old building, which was built without real foundations.
Looking at the chimney made me remember this, which I bought as a broken bargain - many years ago. I loved the winky wonky roof line, the chimney stack, the colour of the roof. It cost just £10.00 for this very large chunk of pottery.
This is the 'interior' of the attic.
So really it is just the front roof and chimney with half an interior, completely open at the back with a good solid base. It is chunky and a dust trap, but I still think it is charming. Luckily, Davina agrees...
because not long after we all moved here I gave it to her because I thought it looked like a romanticised version of her old farmhouse.