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
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…
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!
Now the carpets are being fitted (the stairs and Cat’s bedroom are yet to be done) our very sketchy plan of moving in at the weekend can actually go ahead! This has been a very long time coming. We were supposed to only spend 3 or 4 months on the renovations and very nearly 12… Continue reading Carpets finished & packing begins
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
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!
Sunday morning and Cat was up super early and had already repainted the blue wall in the attic (she had to repaint the entire wall, cutting in around everything again) and had started on the first top coat on the attic cupboards before anyone else was even up. The marathon continues… Attic cupboards just need… Continue reading Painting marathon part 2
This weekend is going to be an epic painting marathon, painting all the freshly plastered walls with a mist coat and two top coats (plus prepping, filling and sanding), ready for the carpet to be fitted and for Sam our electrician to fit the electrics next week. Cat and Colin start cutting in the wall… Continue reading Painting marathon part 1
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…
Dan the plasterer arrived early Sunday morning and he set off, cutting and fitting all the plasterboard to the staircase and the wall in Cat’s bedroom. In super quick time he had the plasterboard fitted. The plan was to fit the plasterboard today and do the wet plastering tomorrow (Monday), but he has already got… Continue reading Go go go!