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
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
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!
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!
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
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!