A wise man once said....

"When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen you may learn something new."
Dalai Lama

Thursday, 8 November 2012

House starting celebrations

We commenced the house officially today. Along came the family and a small religious celebration to set up the columns. So first off food preparation, ceremony then a small meal. The ceremony is basically to tell the ghosts/spirits of the land that we are building a house and to look after us...We added a small offering into the foundations, collection of coins. We had by chance, some from Thailand, Seychelles, China, Maldives, Pakistan, UK, Australia and some middle eastern ones. Quite a collection. Hope it helped.





Later after all this we continued and put in all remaining columns which was 9 in total. They do seem high but the view will be terrific. Then lunch.

This afternoon we will start on the cross beams.