Batoning the Wall

Now that the wiring is finished we’re pushing on and trying to get the walls ready for plasterboard.  Next steps are to get batons on the wall to attach the plasterboard to so we took advantage of a sunny day to get them all cut and drilled. I think Lee had been really excited about this…

Roof Insulation

After spending what feels like weeks and weeks running cables in the extension, it’s so exciting to be starting on some other jobs. Next on the list was getting the roof insulation in place in the extension. Now that Ewan is going to sleep a little earlier we have some baby-free time in evenings, which is…

Nine Years To Go

This Saturday was the anniversary of us moving to this house. A whole year since we moved here and decided this would be our project for the next ten years. And as life does, it’s absolutely flown by. I know I did a summary of what we’d achieved already in January, so it seems a…

Ripping up the patio

So the sun has come out which has meant that we’ve ignored all of the important jobs we really need to get on with, and headed out to the garden. We’re trying to get the garden to the point where it’s low maintenance, but will continue to establish itself whist we work on other things….

A Few Tweaks to the Nursery

We first decorated the nursery about nine months ago. I adored it then and I still do now. I’ve mentioned a couple of times how it’s the only clean, finished room in the house and it’s really nice to just sit and enjoy the room! However as Ewan is growing up it’s not just a…

Making over a Lamp Post

We were really lucky to inherit Lee’s grandad’s lamp post when he passed away. It wasn’t without it’s faults: it was rusty, painted in a delightful shade of pea green and the light did’t actually work, but it was sentimental to Lee as it used to sit in the centre of his grandparents garden, plus…

Make Your Own TeePee

If you’ve seen Ewan’s room you’ll see that we made a TeePee as a reading den for him. Not only is it super cute and gives him a nice place to escape to when he’s a bit older – we have our own TeePee which we use when we’re camping, so we thought it was…

A Wall and a Door

I know I am so behind with blog posts and this is a really short one and yet another ugly update from us, this time in the shape of some stud walls. This was last weekend’s relatively quick job as the lack of walls was holding back the final bits of wiring. This partition is…

Recovering our garden

When we moved the garden was in a good condition but then we spent last summer driving various diggers through it.