The weather back in Scotland has been fantastic and better than Italy in some ways as here we have the benefit of long hours of daylight, I don't even get to burn any outside candles in the evening as there is absolutely no need.
|view from the back door|
However Mr FF has been rather busy, hot and dusty. He's been cleaning off the paving slabs on the patio, re-levelling some that have gone out of kilter and re-grouting. I have to say it looks fantastic, I am delighted and even more so now the outdoor furniture and a few pots of plants can go back to their rightful places.
On the front balcony we've had some of the handrail replaced, this was quite a job not just as the poor carpenter was working in full sun for most of the day, unlike me isn't of the sun loving lizard persuasion, but it was technically challenging to fit all existing posts into the new top rail. Fortunately, Andrew was good natured and conscientious, I kept him hydrated with tea and lent him a hat, the job is finished.
On Monday the painter arrives for two weeks to redecorate the whole of the outside of the house including the new rail.
We are going to look amazing, if temperatures continue in the high 20s will I want to get back on the plane to Rome next month, at least I have time to think about that and keep checking the forecast.