Archive for June, 2013

2013 – The Cottage (30Jun13)

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

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We really need to get this done before the winter. I’ll have to try and learn how to plaster because we cannot pay anyone to do the work I’m hoping that because we want it old style it will work out okay.

We have started with the ceiling which should make a huge difference. To start with we will just tape the seams. Later, when money allows we will be adding beams and will finish it properly.

I have lost ‘laborer’ Josh as he was studying for his exams and now working so my new trusty apprentice is Bex. Unfortunately she isn’t quite as strong so we have adapted our materials to suit – all the slabs are to be cut in half so that we can lift them safely (ish).

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We did manage one full sheet of insulated plasterboard but it was really difficult

 

 

 

 

Cottage in Bloom (29Jun13)

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

We have been plodding on with jobs here and there but I haven’t updated the blog for ages.

I also haven’t been taking many photos recently, but we now have a potted Garden at the front.

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Shame about the tonne bag of gravel spoiling the picture!

 

 


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