A certain Irish brewery once had the slogan: 'Good things come to those who wait.'
The strap line was alluding to the inordinate length of time it takes for a barman to pour the beverage but they might equally have been referring to the productivity of our Artistic Director.
It's never a good idea to hold your breath when Francis tells you he's going to do something, but when he does finally come up with the goods the results - assuming you haven't inadvertently asphyxiated yourself in the intervening period - are always top notch.
He hasn't disappointed me with his latest production, a set of plans for some of the modern houses we have to model in the Oberon Wood development to the south of Beddgelert station, beside the cutting leading to Goat Tunnel.
These are not mere sketches - they are works of art in their own right, as you can see.
These are the two houses in question which we will tackle first.
I'll be showing you how I get on with building them here on the blog in the weeks and months ahead.