Wednesday, July 7, 2010

thoughts & the bathroom

sometimes when I start thinking, i feel a little worried about Villa Maria. when I go there, to unpack boxes into my art studio or Sacred room.. I don't feel as if there is life in Villa Maria. it feels cold, lonely & unloved. Maybe I am expecting too much too soon. Maybe it is because it is still a 'building site'. Maybe it will take living there for some time before I will feel that the house is loved. It took quite awhile for Inglewood to feel sacred and peaceful. lots of sageing, bell ringing & tibetan bowl singing. many rituals & prayers. many family gatherings.. when i go to Villa Maria to work, I tell her that I love her & cannot wait to live there. I burn candles and incense and listen to Gregorian chants. Hopefully she will absorb this energy and love that I lavish on her..

[Mr Plumber Extraordinaire - otherwise known as Chris..]

the final touches to the bathroom have started. the past weekend was a flurry of activity. Chris arrived bright and early to connect the taps and install the bath.

Chris was quite excited. He is a fully trained tradesman now but this was his first claw-foot bath that he has installed by himself.

smile for my blogging friends, Chris!
manoeuvring the bath down the narrow hall and around corners was a little tricky.. but it is nicely installed now. all we are waiting on is the shower screen to be installed - but at least we have a functioning bathroom for when we move.. now all I need is new towels.. what colour? Oh and some Miss Robyn finishing touches of course.. all in due time.


amelia said...

You are a lucky lady having all these tradesmen in the family!!

laoi gaul~williams /I\ said...

i think it takes time for a new w
place to absorb our energies robyn~we have been here two years this month and it still does not feel 'right' to me~i keep looking around and seeing a lack of color so have hinted to keith that we need to do something about it!

mxtodis123 said...

Don't worry. Villa Maria will have life. It takes time. And, don't forget, you have much to do there before it really becomes YOUR home. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Janet said...

I agree with lucky to have so many skilled workers at your command. And I'm sure after you're at Villa Maria for a little while it will begin to absorb the love and energy that you bring to it.

Anonymous said...

The work looks wonderful. I can see what it could be and is becoming. You have hard workers there !!
Have a wonderful weekend Robyn.
Greetings from The Netherlands.

gemma said...

Loving the claw foot tub.
You are showing Villa Maria TLC with all of your cleaning rituals. She will shine for you and become a beautiful living refuge.

"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)