Saturday, October 25, 2008

Richard's post

You may not know that Ricardo the Magnificent is a keen Bellringer.
He passed a milestone recently at the huge Church at North Lopham built in 1526. A quarter peal is kind of like your first public performance in the Bell ringing world. It usually goes for around 45 minutes and takes a lot of skill and concentration. He rang on what's called an "inside" bell.
Dawn Pullan, the Ringing Master of the Southern Branch of the Norwich Diocesan association of bellringers (to give you her full title) said he was like a dog with 2 tails afterwards.

He's also been very busy making a kitchen for friends who live nearby. The photos are taken on his mobile and are unfortunately pretty bad. But you get the jist. The bechtops are all made of Iroko and very glamorous indeed. I'd kill for a kitchen like this.

Before.....with the new old oak beam that had to be put in above the stove opening.

And after...complete with flowers


kelly said...

oooh, glamorous indeed. How multi-talented the boy is! We would keep him busy in THIS house for YEARS! :-)

What's Iroko?

JoeyJoJo said...

Hey Kellski,
You've probably looked it up by now but Iroko is a fairly waterproof tmber with a lovely colour. Similar to teak but not as rare now.

suez said...

wow I always knew richard was clever. that is a stunning kitchen. The photos are great as well

JoeyJoJo said...

Thanks Thomsey Tom. He is a clevery .