Parsimonious, but effective.
Today we have put the parachute up in the conservatory. The gentle drapes of soft and faded green parachute silk lend the room an air of tranquility and shields us from the dazzling sunlight - welcome though that is.
It cost the princely sum of £30 (years ago) and has been worth every penny.
It goes up each spring, when the sun reaches a certain point in the sky, then stays up until around September/October. A quick shake, fold and roll, and it goes back into the loft until the next season.
Cheaper than blinds, just as effective.
A boring post, but this is the best I can come up with at the moment.
It looks as though we are in for some fine weather - fingers crossed - for the holidays. It will certainly be nice to feel some warmth, lose that bitterly cold easterly wind.
'Til next time.