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.
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
After our plumber fixed the many leaks I couldn’t wait to use the shower (no-one has used it yet). Unfortunately I found two further problems with it. Firstly I couldn’t change the temperature, it was warm but I couldn’t get it close to cold or hot. Secondly, as I was fiddling around trying to change… Continue reading More shower trouble…
Tuesday morning and our plumber Andy arrives to assess what the hell is going on with the leak in the main soil pipe. The first plan of attack is to go in through the boxing and old floorboards above (under the new staircase), to the area where the waste pipe from the shower, bath and… Continue reading Seven bloody leaks!
Our first morning waking up in the house and we were both still super excited and on a real high. It’s taken tens of thousands of pounds and a year of bloody hard work from everyone involved to get here, with everyone going the extra mile to make this place extra beautiful and extra special,… Continue reading Hedge repairs (and a major f***ing leak)
The day we have been anticipating for many, many months now has finally arrived. Today we are moving back in!!! Excitement is mixed with exhaustion after the last few days/weeks/months but we have a team of 10 very jolly volunteers from the village who arrive at 9am on a Sunday morning (on a sunny Bank… Continue reading Moving day!
This is the last available day to paint and oil and fix and clean before we move in next weekend and it’s going to be epic. I was greeted with this first thing in the morning, some delightful presents from our resident Starlings. Little f***ers. Cat and Colin are both applying a second coat of… Continue reading The last push
So the plan is to move back in next weekend! One week shy of 12 months to the day that we moved out! There is still a great deal to do when we have moved back in but we are rationalising it to the things that must be done before then. There is, however, still… Continue reading Frantic final weekend
Thankfully Blake the carpenter has returned to finish the balustrade at the top of the stairs in the attic and this time he has all the oak pieces that he needs to finish the job. His first task is to trim the floor boards back so that he can fit an oak bullnose edging to… Continue reading Bloody balustrade!
Monday morning and Dan is flying through the plastering. With the staircase finished inside and out, he moves up to the cupboards in the attic. The stairs are going to need a bit of a wash! And in no time Dan has the attic cupboards finished, just the fiddly bits under the lower purlins to… Continue reading 3 steps forward…