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…

Finishing the Wiring

Finally! After almost five long months of wiring (and other jobs at the same time obviously) we’re at the point where it’s almost complete and we can move on to other things. It feels like it’s taken forever to get to this point (in fact I’ve already blogged about it here and here) but it’s…

Our Greenhouse Makeover

We’ve taken advantage of great weather, the last of my maternity leave (sob) and some holidays to get out in the garden and get some jobs done including sorting out the lamp post at the front of the house and more recently fixing our lawn. The extension was starting to feel a little monogamous so it’s…

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…

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….

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…

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.

Starting to wire up the extension…

The boys have started to run the cables for the lighting in the extension which is really exciting, the problem is a wall needs bricking up where the light switch needs to go…