Wednesday, 12 January 2022

More house renovation photos

 We spoke to the electrician this morning about where we want lights and electric power points.  I'm slowly starting to visualise what the space will look like once it's all finished.

The builders were surprised to see the thinkness of our walls (a brick and a half)

View from the back

Peaking into our still (for the time being) usable kitchen.  Back wall should come off today.

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Time lapse from my office

 I was hoping to see a squirrel, no luck.

The next one I do will be the correct way up.  I don't want to be responsible for any neck injuries.  Maybe the next one should be of me with the phone flipped the other way.  Although not sure there would be any point, it would just look like a 20 second long photo.

Textbook Rayburn removal

 Our builders are due to start knocking down the final wall from in the extension rebuild later this week so needed our old decommissioned Rayburn boiler out of the way.  April did some digging and found a reputable company that would take it away for a fee of £375.  These scrap dealers did it the same day for free!

Luckily we had a plumber on site as when they disconnected one of the pipes it started squirting water.  They also broke their crowbar and the trolley they'd borrowed from one of their girlfriend's aunty who works for M&S.  They had to ask our builders for help to load it into their van.  Good luck to them, let's hope they get some money for it.

The dog is very please with her new dog flap...


More demolition


Now for the fun part

Measuring how much to remove, CD shelves may return 

Roof going on and ready for two new Velux windows by the end of the week

After this there is only one more wall to take down, that's the one leading to the old utility room.  In other house news our neighbour has complained to us that it's going to be too big.  We've referred her to the planning permission signed off by the council.  It's never easy.

Thursday, 6 January 2022

Blog post update


That's a whopping 5665 posts!

Here are some photos from Flo's first day


Not too happy about Arthur's photo bomb attempt

Arthur's back full time at the nursery, he will join Flo at Hilden Grange after the Easter holidays next year.

Lovely walk this morning

 If a little bit fresh...

The added benefit is that Arwen doesn't get covered in mud due to the frozen ground.

Here she was yesterday before her bath.  She was chased by a large greyhound and went head over heels and skidded in the mud.  If it wasn't so funny I would have been annoyed.

Wednesday, 5 January 2022

House update

 Wooden rafters are in now, I think they may be smashing through the back wall this week too.

Flo's first day

 First day at her new school today.  She's still at the nursery level, reception starts in September.  She's very excited though.  Let's hope she has lots of fun and meets some new friends.

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

What makes Dad laugh...


Arthur falling into Arwen's bed

Florence being made to stand and point at him whilst daddy takes a photo and laughs