Looking back & looking ahead

Summer may have only ended a month ago, but already it feels like a distant memory. What’s also a distant memory is the last post on this blog! Last time we were here, we were recounting our Texan adventures of May and June. Since then, we’ve had an entire summer of fun, including a third trip to Chateau Duffy.

We will aim to fill in some of the blanks, but in the mean time, the most important thing is the dramatic transformation of the Chateau Duffy roof that took place in just a few short days:

How the house looked upon our return.

What it looked like when we left.

And, even more importantly, stay tuned for details of how you could become involved in our next trip. Nothing makes autumn more bearable than planning a spring holiday…

Texan adventures

Apologies for the hiatus in posting! Texan travelling took over for a bit, but since some of us have now returned, we’ve had a chance to collect our thoughts and the thoughts of others in the community about what’s happened over the last month.

There are already a few posts waiting to be posted and more are on their way, so sit tight and watch this space!

On a personal note, visiting Texas had a significant impact upon me. This particular item of clothing hasn’t left my head since I returned…

Liz and her cowgirl hat


Welcome back!

As you can see, there have been a few changes here. We’ve been beautifying our online world to try and make the experience of keeping up with all things Matryoshka Haus a little more pleasant. That means changing the way this blog looks and feels a little, but it means a lot more than that too…

Elsewhere on the web we’ve also been busy. The wonderful Lindsay Noble has been hard at work creating new websites for Matryoshka Haus and The TI. And they are just so darned pretty that we wanted you to know about them!

So check them out, and let us know what you think. We’re sure there’s the odd tweak we can make to make both this blog and the other new sites work even better. If you have thoughts or suggestions just drop us a line and we’ll get right on it.