Tuesday, 18 April 2006

work from the workshop

When the previous owners built this bungalow V the carpenter did the building as well ~ he was a very gifted person ~ and went to many lengths to get it just as he wanted it ~

and did the work in the workshop ~

He also built the Kitchen and put big built in cupboards in all the other bedrooms ~

V Sadly took his own life ~ that is how come we bought all the machinery in the workshop when we bought the Bungalow ~

25 comments:

scaptainscreamer said...

That is sad that he took his own life...quite a craftsman too.  Like the stool you and Dick made.  You have got great views from your house, it looks like a lovely area you live in xx

jeadie05 said...

How sad V was so confuesed he went to those lengths,you have a lovely home ,with masses of storage space ,thanks for the guided tour .........Jan xx

jeadie05 said...

How sad V was so confuesed he went to those lengths,you have a lovely home ,with masses of storage space ,thanks for the guided tour .........Jan xx

nedmoh said...

Hi Ally I bought Pete a stool like yours for him to make.Your home looks so nice ,great lots of storage space,I love the wardrobes but not the ironing board,.infact it reminds me I need to do some!!!.........Jeanxx

grahamfarmga said...

Nice places. Most be great to have a lot of storage spaces.
I often wonder what goes so terrible worng that someone would take their own life.
Terrie

labdancer51 said...

Hi Ally,  What a beautiful home you have and so much storage space too.  How sad that the previous owner felt that his life was of no consequence.

Sandra xxxxx

jaymact1 said...

All that build in storeage must be wonderful you are so lucky.  Notice there are still no leaves on the trees in Norfolk hape it stays like that for a wee while it makes our bird watching a lot easier no leaves to hide behind. Love Joan.

jeanno43 said...

You have a beautiful home Ally. Thank you for sharing the photos. What a talented man and such a shame that he ended like that.

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bbartle3 said...

"That is sad that he took his own life..."
  Quoted from a Comment

The plot thickens! This all sounds like a club
in which everyone knows everyone else, and has
known them for years and years. Gee, I didn't mean
to butt in from the street......

Barry

mllevl said...

Thankyou for the visit to your home Ally ..it is lovely.  So sad about the previous owner.   Eve

rachealcarol said...

It looks fabulous Ally......I thought ironing boards were for surfing:), I hate ironing.

Liking your little stool, much care attention gone into that.

Very sad for V's family, any passing is traumatic but sudden unexplained hits double hard. Rache

plieck30 said...

Isn't it sad that so talented a man would come to that end? I know you have enjoyed the place and I imagine he would be glad of that. Paula

sarajanesmiles said...

The previous owner did a great job adding all that storage space.
And what beautiful views you have!!
Sara   x

djohn52 said...

Ally....your house is so pretty and warm.  It's you!  

Darlene

mtrib2 said...

It is disheatening that V took his life.   He will be well remembered for the wonderful carpentry he did.   The stool that you and Dick built looks great and must have been a fun project.   The tile on the roof is wonderful and must last for 100 years or so.   mark

debbiewebb4465 said...

Ally your views are fantastic !!! I would love views like that one day, it's a dream of mine :-) I was sad to read that V took his own life....but what a clever man he was ! And I love that little stool you and Dick made !
take care
lots of love
Debbie ~xxxxxx~

mistyseerose said...

I really don't mind doing the ironing, it's the toilet cleaning that I hate (and I have three of them) - I am drooling over here about the vast amount of storage space you have. I'm such a packrat, lol.

Sincerely, Rose ;)

oddb0dkins said...

What a nice view, you are true country bumpkins. I love those wardrobes, and built to the shape of the room, impressive work. And the trapdoor - pure genius.
B. x

cowboyxxv said...

Ally I just took a look at some of your photographs.  Norwich looks beautiful and your bungalow is charming.  I'm an excellent ironer by the way. LOL!

Robert

stijoan said...

you've got a truly lovely house ally! so sad about V though....its a terrible waste. i'll come iron for you....NOT! love joanne

faircolleen said...

I LOVE those wardrobes Ally.I could use all the space in them.That a great idea for the trapdoor,saves all the hardwork getting stuff round corners.You have a pretty house with lovely views.

jlocorriere05 said...

V was truly gifted in carpentry, what a shame he took his own life. I love the idea of the trap door, must make it so much easier to get furniture through. I also love the built in cupboards. Jeannette.  

wldconnie said...

How wonderful to have all that storage space which no-one ever has enough of. I do not even have an airing cupboard although I have fantastic built in wardrobes in my bedroom and great storage in the kitchen. That has explained the workshop. How sad that he never lived to enjoy his labours. Love conniex

onemoretina said...

    What beautiful woodwork.  I wish I had someone handy around here, to do the things that I need to get done.  My husband isn't the one to do it.  He tells me,  "I'm not a handyman ... I'm a pay-the-man." lol   Oh, well, at least he knows his limitations !   Tina

jacksj989 said...

As well as all the good workmanship, that went into the building of the bungalow, I love the views too.

John/