Alarming update

As mentioned earlier we’re getting the whole house required. In some of the rooms a second wire appeared in the ceiling adjacent to a light fitting. When we carried out our first restoration project we also had some wiring updated. At that time we replaced our fire alarms. They are battery powered as is usual…

Adios asbestos

Our long suffering readers (for all of six weeks & consisting of my Mum & a few friends :-)) will remember our headline issues at Auchenard from our home report. Our asbestos pipe removal was a primary concern although as it was external to the property and no longer in use it wasn’t as urgent…

Bathroom nightmares

Gordon Ramsay ain’t got a thing on this bathroom nightmare! The bathroom wasn’t in great condition when we bought the house but at least it was functional. Now ? – not so much! For all those of you with a delicate constitution – please look away now. This the site of the former built-in cupboard: …

Decision tree

We are at the stage where we are suffering decision burnout. Thirteen rooms/spaces and two halls later we’ve had to work out how we’ll go through the house, turning on/off switches, using plug sockets and so on for the electrics. It was hard to think about how long the vacuum cord will be and where…

Confessions of a shopaholic

I have to admit that I have been sucked in by the Dailymail side bar once or twice. I am trying to break free of the habit but I couldn’t help noticing all the shopaholic stories. You know the ones where women are standing in rooms full of clothes showing off their shopping bags: Well…