Thursday, 11 November 2010

Grand Designs (episode 3)

Right, back to business.

Up at 6am (couldn't sleep) to make my way over the water and greet the laminate floor fitters and check how things in general are getting on.

The rear chimney stack has been taken down and is waiting to be 'capped off' and the front chimney stack has been shortened. 550 'blown' bricks have nearly all been replaced at the upper gable end with matching Cheshire pre war common bricks (73mm).

The repointing to the rear exterior is almost finished too. 

We've now had our second cement mixer on site and the second skip is half full. It's this kind of detail which I will cherish forever!?
The flooring is also down and she's starting to feel more like a home.

8 days until moving day!

Sunday, 7 November 2010


Light relief now from the recent house posts to show our trip to Scarborough.

We (Deb, I, Christina, Tom, Gemma, Olive, Paul, Sarah, Andrew, Michelle, Scarlett, Steve, Helen and Euan) spent 25.5 hours in Scarborough this weekend for Michelle's Birthday. Dean, Rachel, Nathaniel and Isabella met up with us all on Sunday.

I've never been to Scarborough before and I can confirm there is definitely a fair there. We will most certainly be re-visiting Scarborough at a later date.

I would've liked to include a photo of our cell, I mean hotel room, but the dim prison lighting prevented this. The warden/receptionist was very accommodating though.

Absolutely brilliant excursion. We had a fantastic time. Thank you Scarborough and happy birthday Michelle.

Some photos in no particular order.

Killer Queens!



Beach bums - Gemma, Helen, Steve, Andrew & Paul.

Olive, Scarlett & Tom.

Deb, Christina, Michelle & Scarlett.


Me, Deb & the bump.

Funny face.