This morning I had to stay home with a sick son but Geoff braved the foul morning weather, high wind and driving rain to cut the last coping stones and finish off our bench. I went along in the afternoon to take some pictures just as he finished off. We are both really pleased with it.
I see a great many memorial benches dotted around the countryside and so often they are joined benches which were clearly designed for an urban or suburban setting put in place with little or no thought to the local vernacular. It has been a great pleasure to work on this project which I hope suits its environment as well as providing a lovely sheltered spot to sit.
The view today after the rain was simply stunning. A bench built out of local materials by a shepherd come waller who lives 2 miles down the road just feels right somehow.