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
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
We last saw Tom and George on a very cold December day at the end of last year when they had run out of good weather to finish the lime pointing on the outside walls. Well now they have a couple of days in between jobs (they are crazy busy!) to come and finish up.… Continue reading Tom and George are back!
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!
Tomorrow is moving day (!) so today we are going to be crazy busy, cleaning, sorting and packing in both houses. There is a team of lovely people from the village all ready to help us move (they have been ready to help for months now) and they are starting at 9am so we have… Continue reading Cleaning, sorting & packing
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
It is May Day, Bank holiday Monday, and in sharp contrast to yesterday when we were gardening in the sunshine, today it is bucketing down with rain and even hail. F***ing hail. Colin finishing off painting the ceiling in the corridor from the sitting room. Cat has been cleaning the old stairs, removing all the… Continue reading Rainy bank holiday
Our monster’s head in the attic is now lit up and looking fierce. #iseefaces Sam is not having an enjoyable day, the thumbs up is sarcastic as he tries to locate the earth issue discovered last weekend… Taking these lights on and off is a total nightmare, but the ones in the lime plaster are… Continue reading Lighting preview