Urgent Appeal: Some Photos

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The few cupboards in the kitchen are not usable; they are damp, mouldy, and smelly. There is nowhere to store pots and pans in manner that is hygienic and safe. The ceiling is cracking and the old paint is chipped and falling away. There is no surface for food preparation.

 

Rot in the walls from the rising damp.
Rot in the walls from the rising damp.


We hoped, last year, to be able to renovate the kitchen in the main house.
  The experts told us that we would need to vacate the kitchen for months in order for the work to be done properly.  This obliged us to go ahead with the installation of a small, efficient, new kitchen in the retreat house so that we would would have a place to cook during the months of work in the main house. Here are some photos, first, of the kitchen in the main house and, then, some pictures of the new little kitchen in the retreat house. We cannot go forward with any further renovations until we purchase Silverstream.  Please continue to spread the word about our urgent need.

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The entire kitchen ceiling will need to be replaced.
This is the scullery. It is also the only place we have to store food — on open shelves.
This is the scullery. It is also the only place we have to store food — on open shelves.
This is the new kitchen in the retreat house. An anonymous American donor made it possible. Our heartfelt thanks go out to her.
This is the new kitchen in the retreat house. An anonymous American donor made it possible. Our heartfelt thanks go out to her.
Here is the staircase leading down into the new kitchen of the retreat house.
Here is the staircase leading down into the new kitchen of the retreat house.
Another view of the staircase leading down into the new kitchen from the reading room of the retreat house.  See what can be done!  Again, thanks to the same anonymous American donor!
Another view of the staircase leading down into the new kitchen from the reading room of the retreat house. See what can be done! Again, thanks to the same anonymous American donor!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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