|Sandra watering her thirsty roses.|
The office and the bedroom are linked by a small bathroom which doubles as a hallway in this respect. There looked to be loads of storage cupboards, no wasted space and no clutter. It was simple, comfortable and pretty.
|That sign says 'Welcome to Nana and Papa's'|
They 'outsource' their other needs: as I mentioned, the Doubletree is their guestroom. They use a laundromat. They keep their 'seasonal' items in a rented storage unit. Sandra said she loved changing the decor for the seasons.
I can't believe we came away without photos of the meals we took in the back yard, but there it is. We'll just claim jet lag, OK? Picture a pleasant space enclosed by a tall wooden fence and large shade trees, a glass table covered with a lovely tablecloth and cushioned chairs. The temperature is just between cool and warm. One can hear neighbourhood sounds, but this is a separate world. It was magic.
|The front porch and back patio are such pleasant spaces in the renouned|
California climate; I think they should count as two more rooms!