Thursday, August 7, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

There's a Hole (or two) in my Ceiling




My kitchen ceiling is now like swiss cheese, as all the repairs to the electrics and pipework under our new oak bedroom floor had to be accessed from underneath.
This is for two reasons:
1) Richard made the oak floor himself and it is a work of art and
2) the kitchen floor was already loose from when the thermal store leaked.
What remained of my kitchen cupboards and worktops are now in the garden. I feel a breakdown coming on…………….
the plasterer is coming tomorrow to re-board and skim the ceiling and he assures me It Will Be Alright.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Bit on the Side


Before.




 The door and window came out very easily. And so did most of the plaster.


 removing the bad old brickwork. The new window is deeper so they had to take out 2 courses of brick


The cat got VERY confused when the door disappeared


I love the way the old and new bricks intersect.


The new window is the one they took out of the Rayburn room.


And here it is. The builder is coming back to finish off, and then the plasterer will come to sort out the inside of the room.

Monday, July 28, 2014

More spinning on my spindles.


I have finished the skein of yarn I was spinning earlier this month





And have embarked on the next lot.


I have also finished another pair of socks for Winter.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Getting Plastered - Part 1



These guys are SKILLED!!!! It was well over 30 degrees in there.


two plasterers, working at opposite ends of the garden room.


Ceiling done. Impressive or what ! ?


Before. Remember how manky that outside wall was?


After. Richard has made a lovely Oak frame for the kitchen window. Now, when I am washing up, I can see right through the gable end, and see the hills in the distance.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Hole In The Wall Gang - Part 2


the front room window from the inside. You can see the porch through the window.


the front room window from the porch side, with the first layer of bricks removed. I am looking through the front door. 


Partially broken through……


 and there is was……………GONE!!!


DOORS!!!! and now you can all see where my front door is and how i will get to it through the Rayburn room. The new staircase is also going into that room, so it will become a hallway in the Summer and, with the doors closed, a cosy fireside room in the Winter.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

More progress:


Outside the garden room


Inside the garden room.................