Not any more. I spent yesterday removing it, while Tim began work on a drystone wall in the back garden.
It was my first visit to Gondelim in two weeks. In fact, it was the first time I'd left Casa Amalie in two weeks, thanks to an avalanche of work deadlines. But a lot's been done by Tim during that time, from dismantling a pig sty to planting leeks, onions and garlic. I officially have a Brilliant Husband.
In other news, the first estimate for the roof is in and I met Rita, the daughter of Adoindo, from who we bought the house. Rita makes beautiful things out of gorgeous fabrics (you can see them here) and her father Adoindo has a tame magpie that he feeds on little pieces of raw meat, which is pretty cool. In fact, one of the best things so far about buying this house is how generous the Silva family are with their time and advice.