I'll start with the arrival of our new baby...the cast iron fireplace. After 3 weeks of waiting she was delivered by a lone delivery man at 14:02 on 04/02, weighing a lot more than I can mange to lift unaided.
Two weeks resting in the hall and with help from Steve, the bonnie lass was installed. Being a drill virgin it was time to borrow a hammer drill (from Steve) and acquire the appropriate drill bit, x4 massive screws and heavy duty wall plugs from Howell's. Job done!
All we need now are skirting boards and paint on the walls.