Friday, June 28, 2013

A dream come true

It was only yesterday that I finally made the tentative step into the world of blogging again and already received some lovely messages via mail, blog and mobile. Thank you all.

Here the first of the promised adventures: The transformation from pollytunnel to greenhouse
What it was...
... and what it became
I feel so privileged  to have this greenhouse which is worthy of to be called a conservatory. I couldn’t believe it when brother Joop (builder of my studio) and co. (son Adrian and our music-brother Hans from Holland) unpacked the van and I saw this amazing building going up. The big widows were donated by taxi driver Austin who brought me to college every week. The other windows and door Joop had in his workshop. The design was dictated by the windows and available space. I can now look through the greenhouse into my garden.
So happy!!!
Thank you Jane, Joop, Adrian, Hans.
I had a "self-watering tunnel" which I had started to call my "Cello tunnel"
as in tunnel held together with cello tape. 
Jane helped me to dismantle the tunnel 
I started to realise that my dream of having a greenhouse was coming real, but also the very long held dream of a conservatory became a reality. An unexpected reality.

Brothers Duyn and son

The work bench from the tunnel was just not up to the standard of the new building, so it was chopped up! And the old settle (bench which was outside and I like to sleep on) was put in, through the then window less window frame. The door is too narrow, so the settle is there to stay!

Jane helped to protect the wood against the elements. Throughout the whole process of dismantling the tunnel and building and sorting out the greenhouse, the sun had been shining for a full 12 days. Some days it was over 35 degrees in there!

many a nap taken in this wonderful space.

Tomatoes, peas, beans, chilly peppers, courgette, basil etc.
strawberries, are growing happily in the greenhouse

As always it is lovely to know that you stopped by to read my musing and follow my creative adventures. It would make my day if you leave a comment... Many thanks & Lots of love Corina

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Long time no see...

It has been so long since I wrote a blog that I had forgotten my log-in details. My brain did spring into action for which I am very grateful!

So much has happened since the last few blogs about my exhibition that I simply could not write as I did not know where to start. But a phone call from a reader-friend from Israel asking me the whereabouts of my blogs, photos from my garden, creative projects... prompted me to make a start anyway. Anywhere.

So, for today, in a nutshell, I finished my first year in college, and have it is in writing that I am an excellent student. Proud or what! Around the time of this accomplishment I had the very unsettling experience of being tested, probed and operated on my breast for suspected breast cancer. It all happened rather quickly. It proved to be benign. Thank you to the friends who were aware of this and stood my me. Thank you.
On a more happier note, I am now the proud owner of a greenhouse, almost to be called a conservatory, or sunroom (when the sun shines). I eat, sleep (midday naps) and pretty much live there. And then last week I spend another week in hospital under the care of the neurologists. An interesting event to say the least.
My course is 'paying' of in a way as I have been consulted by the staff of the IWA (Irish Wheelchair Organisation) to help to clarify their services to the people with mobility or sensory impairment in my local area.
Busy or what!
On all of the above I endeavour to write more, accompanied by images requested by my dear Israeli friend.

So for now...
My garden
...if only I could add the scent of these roses in the blog... Devine! 

ps... As always it is lovely to know that you stopped by to read my musing and follow my creative adventures. It would make my day if you leave a comment... ? Many thanks & Lots of love Corina