We have had a month of cabinet making in the ensuites and bathroom, preparing three vanity units. We cheated slightly by starting with dressers we'd bought earlier to match the bedroom furniture. After cutting off the tops and removing the drawers we needed a template to cut the new benchtop. The first cardboard version was used to make a chipboard sample, which in turn was traced onto the hardwood top for jigsawing.

 

 

After a few iterations of trimming and sanding we had the top fitting snugly around the basin and atop the cabinet. That's the first one down, two more to go.

 

 

 

 

We've had a feast of motorsport events this month, going to Silverstone to watch our boys dominate qualifying. The new track layout provided great views from the Club Silverstone stands, watching them come flat through Maggotts then also seeing them in the new infield hairpin. After 12 years of F1 this was Mark's first time as a spectator and it was very very noisey.

Two weeks later we returned to Silverstone for a more civilised event, taking the 356 to the Silverstone Classic. Lots of great pre-74 racing action, car displays and trade stands.

 

 

 

 

Our summer continues to be warm and sporadically wet, which is creating something of a bumper crop. Our apple and pear trees are groaning under the weight of fruit, as are the tomato plants. Some of the blackberries have ripened early, and the grapes in the link are already providing a great after dinner snack. We look forward to a great harvest in the next couple of months.