harpsichords and maps

The other day I went to a wonderful place, a home and garden where the owners were able to live off their own garden produce all year round. It was a place of such simple beauty with lawns and arbours of espaliered pears and abundant climbing roses filling the air with fragrance. Here Gina and Pete pour their creativity into life. Gina gardens and creates marvellous recipes and makes cheese and bread, it's all delicious. Pete has become a map-maker. He has created maps of Mt Athos peninsular and he has made harpsichords, 3 of them, they are astonishingly beautiful and as yet unfinished. I was transported. Maps and musical instruments and gardens, what a combination.