Who left the lights on?

We took a trip to B&Q over the weekend to load up on light fixtures. There was a great sale on and some chandeliers were half price. We took the time to stock up on as many light fittings as possible as we’ll get the electricians to fit them before they complete their section of…

Fiddling on the roof!

There have been a lot of mysterious goings on at the house this week. As I mentioned a tower scaffold went up and everyday I see little signs that someone has been working up there. What they are actually doing I just don’t know but I am glad they are there and know they will…

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…

Taking out the trash

You will remember our excitement at getting rid of so much rubbish just recently. We have one very loaded skip and two very happy campers. It seems that one skip was not enough. But then is one skip ever enough? So in came another skip and out went a load of rubbish. Just take a…

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…