Monday, 22 December 2014

Party time

So we managed to patch up the house enough to hold a christmas party and what a lot of fun it was!
The day before we had big holes in the floor and the old kitchen was in the garden. For party time we put the kitchen back in the house, fixed the holes and distracted people with food (that they brought) tunes and some sunshine.

Sunday, 7 December 2014


Today we ripped off some more plasterboard, found some new bricks and almost ordered a kitchen.
Our help x'er Gabriel is fantastic and worked with Dan to remove a load of plasterboard while I bought a load of wrong things from Bunnings and failed to buy a kitchen!
Finished off with curry number 6 with Aileen McSparkle. 

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Empty wall space

So the walls are down and the new window is in! The carpenters Will and Luke are quite lovely and almost finished.
Next job is unexpected rewiring.... that starts tomorrow and then the plastering, floors, kitchen and paint. Phew.
My commute to work is pretty nice, the cycle path is lined with palm trees and agapanthus,  feels a little bit Californian.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Goodbye walls

Lathe and plaster be gone.
We spent today with sledgehammers and crow bars whacking plaster off the walls in between the kitchen and living room.
The carpenters are coming today to fix the mess!
After the demolitions and to Dan's delight we found an amazing dosa curry place around the corner.  It's kind of like the places you find in malls in Delhi,  crazy fast food chaos. 

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Move day

Goodbye Leicester Street....
It's move day today and another hot and sunny one! Hamish has been banished into the garden after scoffing an entire almond croissant from on top of the bureau.
Than has almost finished restumping the new place and the floors are now level.
Thank you Dhiraj you wonderful helper.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Chateau Limon

Our new house in Preston is being patched up, propped up and sliced. Here are some pics of the progress...