it is hot the house is in lockdown the glasshouse is sealed off from the lounge with thick ex british embassy drapes. someone that used to be a friend got them . hard to imagine the brits in canberra having a garage sale. maybe it was who you know knows someone and that someone said psst very expensive thickly made blue swirls triple lined are on the chuckout pile. they went to a house in canberra where they were way too long for the windows. they are a 4m drop for crying out loud and I knew as soon as I saw them that they had been made for our room . funny thing is when john was building the house from the ground up with mudbricks the walls had to be a certain height because of a door as in our front door. wooden with a frosted glass window above and in the middle of the frosting a sword and shield. blue and gold perfect colours for the curtains that arrived many years down the track. and that is why I call it a castle because of the height because of the sword and because it carries a medieval vibe about it. mud walls mud floor secondhand windows and the beams sourced from this forest. a handmade house created lovingly over 2 years by John after he chucked in the city the business the bullshit and chose a life within nature.