Roofing, re-tiling and random vaccuming

The roof works have been ticking away up out of sight. As we discussed our roofer Charlie felt that the roof didn’t need to be fully replaced – but could be repaired. Another factor that encouraged us to work with what we have got is the adjacent house that we are attached to i.e. the…

What wood you do?

Our poor wooden floors are taking quite rough treatment. Those frequent visitors to the blog will have seen that we have had to lift up the floors to install the electric wiring and the plumbing for the heating. While our the floors weren’t in mint condition they weren’t as bad as they are now. Broken…

Thrifting

For all you who know me in real life I am a keen thrift/ second hand shop shopper. So much of our furniture has been bought from second hand furniture shops in Edinburgh and Glasgow. We have a fair few shops locally and I do enjoy the process of finding a beautiful item in need…

The heat is on!

As usual a lot of work went on at Auchenard this week – however most of it wasn’t visible. The new pipes were being installed for the heating system, and that takes place under the floorboards. A lot of the boards were lifted when the electrics were being installed there wasn’t much more damage to…