This is the mosaic Paul’s daughter-in-law and the family did for me to go as a back-splash behind the sink. It’s based on one of my late partner’s paintings of Hong Kong. (You can see it in situ later on).
My apologies to everyone for neglecting my blog last year. You’ll be wondering what’s happened to me.
It was a very busy year with trying to get the kitchen and extension finished. Well, we are nearly there, though I had a few problems with the floor rising up and the rain pouring down onto it, though not on account of the new build, but with the rain coming into the old building at the roof and tracking through the stone wall until it found the three girders, travelling along and dripping off the edge of them, through the plasterboard and onto the floor. You may recall it’s a terraced house and the neighbours in the rented house next door had a similar problem and finding the source was/is proving very difficult.
The landlord of the house next door blamed me for the problems they were having. He insisted the ingress of rain to his property was caused by a couple of friends and me applying GRP to my stone gutter (in an attempt to fix the leak). Neglecting to admit that it had been raining into his property for several years before I repaired my gutter, he tried to bully me into paying £666 for him to have a drainpipe, hopper and spitter installed on HIS house! He also presented me with a bill for £84 for his builder coming out to assess the problem! They were both unbelievably rude and sanctimonious. I was actually standing on top of the new extension, looking down at the builder when he scoffed, ‘whoever heard of fibreglassing a gutter – it is more usually associated with car bodywork or boats!’ I looked at him, turned my index fingers downwards and pointed toward the roof I was standing on and said, ‘and roofing!’ He nearly choked and reluctantly had to concur.
This is my first attempt at a mosaic. Not quite up to the standard of the one behind the sink!