The Beast from the East and his son have gone, the sun is out, the builders are back on schedule (how in this snowy weather?) and Donald the Gate is smiling (eyes wrinkled up in the sun).
The fantastic brick work just appears as if from nowhere – as flat and smooth as marble. It won’t be long before the whole building is brick-skinned.
And, as planned, new trees have been planted – big ones that already rise above the high site fence. Some of the old cherries are still there too – ready to blossom.