Week 85

The contractors are back this week to sort out immediate Stuff. These include things like painting the garage floor and filling large gaps in blockwork in the walls out there, fixing the rainwater diverters, sorting my neighbour's drive, and changing the loft boards. What's been lacking on our side is any kind of oversight or … Continue reading Week 85

Week 84

Flicking through my Waitrose Magazine searching in vain for interesting Christmas recipes this week (and only coming up with increasing feelings of inadequacy looking at saucy Nigella in page after posed page of perfection), I saw this quote by Michael Roux.¬†You gotta hand it to Trevor and Sid for getting onsite double quick when things … Continue reading Week 84

Week 83

The garden is almost done. Mark and Sam have finished off the back path and porch by pointing it all together. Amazing how much of a difference closing in those lines makes. The Contractor is due to return next week and fix the drive in the back amongst other things, so there's no point in … Continue reading Week 83

Week 81

We've moved in! Practical completion kind of happened on its own between Tim and Alyson behind the scenes which was weird. I would have thought this momentous event certainly warranted a fanfare or fireworks, or at least a pause for thought. Instead, the only communication I had from Tim on Moving In Day was an … Continue reading Week 81

Week 73

As we lurch into another week of very little happening on remedial works compared with masses accomplished on the driveway, I'll start this post with a bit of a change in tone. The blog has gone from Public to Private to keep the project's chronological recordings from being used by lawyers, and since you've suffered … Continue reading Week 73

Week 72

"I've started so I'll finish." -- Magnus Magnusson I've lost track of time a little. In the three weeks of radio silence since I've last posted, we've hired an additional contractor, work has begun on the post-flood remedial works, and we've hauled the family off to Turkey for a couple of weeks of sailing R&R. … Continue reading Week 72