During April and May, The Walnut Tree villa gets it annual makeover which sometimes includes ‘major works’ and other years (much to our relief!), general maintenance jobs are quite sufficient.
Last year the whole villa was re-painted inside and out and we had air conditioning installed throughout the top floor – with lower ceilings upstairs, summer heat can be more of a problem. Problem solved! We have also continued to develop the barbecue area, installing in 2014 a stone built fire pit/barbecue – to our own design. Oh dear …. the stress of the first ‘fire up’! But it worked and looks nice too! This area is also becoming much more of a garden – to my great satisfaction. It is also becoming my favourite place to have breakfast in the early summer – it’s cool and shady until midday and definitely quiet and peaceful. I am attempting to make an archway by the rockery into this part of the garden to give us another ‘surprise’ for us and our visitors to enjoy.