Because the sun is shining and because Trev has nearly finished The Never Ending Floor-y and because one of our good French friends has just made a gesture so generous it reduced me to tears…..
Here are three plus one lovely things.
The antique carved ebonized wood Chinese dragons have just been unpacked for the first time since we moved out of our big UK house in 2007.
This was our Dream Home, till we caught the French bug big-time and saw a chance to downsize and declutter our lives; not to mention reducing the amount we need to earn to keep body and soul together.
The dragons are bigger, blacker and even more beautiful than I remembered.
They will be mounted high up each side of the chimney with black iron lanterns in their jaws.