we have an old garage at the end of our drive, we’ve always used it to store ‘stuff’ but over the years its become leakier and leakier and we’ve had to throw some of the ‘stuff’ away as it got damp and mouldy. It was clad with nice weathered timber but that was also getting rotten. We decided enough was enough; partly because as the garage was getting scruffy, we were just shoving ‘stuff’ into it that really should have gone to the council tip, but we couldn’t be bothered to pack the car and drive for thirty minutes to rid ourselves of it. I think it comes from both having mothers who were/are hoarders, that generation who lived through the war and didn’t throw anything away. A little bit of that has rubbed off on us. Well we got a chap in to make the garage watertight so that we could put things in there that we didn’t want to ruin, he re clad it and we painted it black to match the outside of the chalet.

Ta da…


Yes there are windows, they were there all the time hiding behind the weather boards but they were old and broken so we got some new ones!! Ben’s driftwood bench is still there, in the perfect spot for a morning coffee, and now we can sit there in the evenings with a fire, toasty! Couple of broken logs to replace in front and one day I will get rid of the circular stepping stones but one thing at a time.



About Ruth

I am an actor and theatre maker, I moved down to the SW of England 19 years ago with my partner and son. Five years ago we bought a chalet on the Rame Peninsula and are fully embracing life of the cliff.
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2 Responses to Weatherproofing

  1. shazza says:

    Looks amazing. 🙂

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