Gosh, it’s been a while! Huge apologies everyone but life has got in the way of posting these before and after shots. I hope they are worth the wait! More updates to follow.
Sunday 31st October, Halloween, and it is absolutely pouring down. It is raining so hard that there is a river of water running down the road and it has overloaded our new gutters at the back and is pouring over the top (I did argue with the Conservation officer that we needed to put deep… Continue reading Finishing touches
This post is all about things not working as they should, along with some Halloween pumpkins that came out far better than expected. When we had the house rewired last year, we also installed Cat 6 ethernet cables through the walls to take the internet from the attic space to the ground floor. We have… Continue reading O horror, horror, horror
There is an old photo from 1895 framed on the wall in the village hall that I haven’t seen before. It shows the road outside our house with our garden (on the left with the fence), where a woman is standing and holding a baby. Frustratingly, it is another photo that doesn’t show our house… Continue reading A note from history
This did not make me happy this morning (massive understatement). Yesterday Andy fitted the two new rads in the study, drained the heating system then filled it up and tested all the rads in the house on full, to check the whole system was running correctly. Before yesterday we had not had the rads on… Continue reading Another damn leak!
One month after seeding the front lawn and look at it now! It was Colin’s birthday so we found a suitable cake for him (we couldn’t find Colin the Caterpillar). Best mates! Also, hard to believe he is 52. Sunny mornings in the house. Cat brought this beautiful glass ornament back from Venice. The chimney… Continue reading Birthday boy
The original plan was to have a stone tiled floor in the study, to match whatever we will be putting down on the dining room floor (in phase 2), but since I have been using the study, and it will be where I spend most of my days, I thought it would be cosier and… Continue reading Finally, flooring in the study!
Oof, this lady was hanging around this morning and yes, her legs span the size of a brick. Autumn is here, cold nights not only mean I can finally sleep again, but also beautiful misty morning walks in the woods. It is time to replace this lovely but rather massive iron bed as it is… Continue reading A big sort out
The last skip has gone!!! Yay, we have our garden back!!! We have had so many skips that we have lost count. I think this was number 11, could be 13 or 10, but we have had skips on the front garden for 15 months now (since June 2020) and as such it has become… Continue reading The last skip!
The front lawn has some bald patches where the lime mortar and plaster was mixed and is compacted with no grass as a result. We were going to dig it all up and lay new turf, but Colin reckons it is possible (and easier) to save and reseed the lawn. He is relishing the task,… Continue reading Tackling the front lawn