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 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!
It’s very much a door themed weekend and Glynn is back with his amazing carpentry skills to help out. It must be one of the hottest days of the year so far though! Lengths of pine skirting and oak door architrave that Glynn has brought from his workshop for us to prime and paint before… Continue reading The doors
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!
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!
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
Cat is on a mission. She is cleaning all the rooms working from the top down, ready for us to move in on Sunday (!!), removing any Ram Board, hoovering, washing the floors, dusting all the shelves, window seats and radiators. This is Zanna’s bedroom, cleaned up and ready for furniture! We haven’t seen the… Continue reading The big clean up begins
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