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…

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…

Raise the roof!

When we first got the home report for Auchenard we knew there were a few a few big ticket items we had to deal with pronto: the RIP gas boiler that had been shut off for more than a year. The plumbers/ gas engineers we’ve had ┬áin to quote for the work laughed when they…