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
One month after seeding the front lawn and look at it now! It was Colin’s birthday so we found a suitable cake for him (we couldn’t find Colin the Caterpillar). Best mates! Also, hard to believe he is 52. Sunny mornings in the house. Cat brought this beautiful glass ornament back from Venice. The chimney… Continue reading Birthday boy
The original plan was to have a stone tiled floor in the study, to match whatever we will be putting down on the dining room floor (in phase 2), but since I have been using the study, and it will be where I spend most of my days, I thought it would be cosier and… Continue reading Finally, flooring in the study!
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
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!
Saturday morning and Cat is back and oiling the new oak doors and frames that Glynn has recently fitted. The bathroom door frame now has a coat of protective oil. Sam is here just for the morning to tidy up the cables in the eaves in Cat’s bedroom, fit the lights and switches (that he… Continue reading The calm before the storm
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