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.
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!
Very sadly our old grape vine did not survive the building work, so today Cat and Dad are cutting it down. There was no sign of any life in any of the branches. We will replace this with another grape vine, it’s a great sunny and sheltered spot and we miss having plants growing up… Continue reading Sunny weekend (not relaxing) in the garden
Colin has a plan. He is going to sift the soil from the back lawn to remove rubble, stones, sticks, dead roots, etc. and has put together a contraption, using two wing stands for gliders, that he can ‘riddle’ the soil through. The first iteration collapses when used, so he screws it all together and… Continue reading The art of riddling
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!
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
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
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