Guest host: Friendly Friday construction

Welcome and a most Friendly Friday to you all. Today I stand in for Amanda again as the host of our beloved challenge. The theme she emailed me is not surprising, considering that she has just built a house: construction.

Even though this week was in the sign of destruction around here in Tuscany – we had sea and rain floods and a tornado tore down trees and thrashed a house 20 minutes away – here is my deconstruction, or is it reconstruction?















I present you my favourite example of construction: when my parents built a house in Piran on the Slovenian coast (which flooded too along with Venice, but for now this house is high enough to be safe).

I will never forget when my mother informed me that she and dad were looking into buying a place on the coast – my lifelong wish was about to come true. I had no idea that this would imply buying a property, tearing down the existing structure and building a brand new house.

This is how it came to be. The first four photos are from eleven years ago when the house started to take shape, and the last one is from this summer. The house is much more pink than orange now, the garden is much more jungle-like, and the tall palm tree had to go, but a new one is growing already.

The house and garden have brought us many peaceful and happy moments, for which I’m extremely grateful.

Now I wish to ask you to show us an example or more of the kind of construction that you have on your mind right now.

Happy and friendly Friday and don’t forget: next week we meet at Snow Melts Somewhere’s for what might be her very last time as the host, and in two weeks Amanda is expected to return. Let’s hope construction next door ends by then so that she can sleep in the morning.

And now it’s your turn!


  • Publish a new ‘Friendly Friday – ‘Construction,’ post including a URL link to this post, tagging the post, ‘Friendly Friday’. Add the Photo Challenge logo, too, if you wish.
  • Copy the published url into the comments below, so other readers can visit your blog.
  • Visit other Friendly Friday entries by following the links. It’s fun!
  • Follow the host blogs to see future prompts.

Please note there are no deadlines for any Friendly Friday challenge.


47 thoughts on “Guest host: Friendly Friday construction

    1. Hehe, you do that, SMSW. Thanks! Did I ever tell you how come we had the money for it? Father had a piece of quite useless land, overgrown with woods, which he inherited from his father. Then they were building a highway nearby and really really wanted to buy the gravel hiding in our land. 😀 Imagine that… We never knew.

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