Day Forty-Five

Easter Monday or not this house was a buzzing hive of activity this morning. Electricians putting in lights, switches and power points, walls being knocked through, cupboard doors being made and plastering being done. All good and it feels like they are getting closer to completion. I cannot wait to get upstairs to paint that lovely smooth plaster, hopefully this weekend I can get in there and get on.

When we got home from a lovely day out, the space was knocked through the wall for the new door and the place was tidied up a treat, so good to come home and not have to clear up lots of brick dust.  The doors for the little cupboards are looking good and so is the plastering.

Here are lots of photos for you to see how it’s going, enjoy.

bedroom wall before
bedroom wall before
the bedroom wall after
the bedroom wall after
bedroom wall after
bedroom wall after
upstairs bathroom lights
upstairs bathroom lights
front to back today
front to back today
cupboard doors
cupboard doors
back to front today
back to front today – shiny dry plaster on rhs

Other Stuff

Easter Monday seemed a good time to get together with some old friends and their children.  Yellowcraigs in East Lothian was the perfect destination for children aged 3 (only just) to 13 and dogs.  There’s a great big playpark and a gorgeous beach – not the best beach weather but good to get some fresh air and Lucy the dog just loves the beach, she runs about like a puppy this way and that, very cute.  We went out for lunch (I’ll tell you about that another time).  Lunch was followed by more playing in another park – the sun came out to make it even better.  All of us ‘grown ups’ agreed it was a successful day and that we really should do it more often.  It really is just a case of planning which sounds really boring but it is necessary for these days to happen.  The diaries will be out soon to make another date.  Let’s make it soon. x

Day Forty-Four

What a lovely day, we’ve down visiting friends in Dunbar, it’s been sunny and very relaxing. The best bit is I’ve got a party for a good friend’s significant birthday tonight too, canny wait.

There has been more plastering upstairs today, bits in the back bedroom, bathroom and stair wall. No photos today, I’ll give you the day off from them.

Off to ‘get ready’ for the party, which means  getting changed and children organised as quickly as possible.

Have a brilliant chocolatey weekend, xx

Day Forty-Three

Doors and bathrooms have been high on the agenda today.  Getting the bathroom bits and bobs sorted just takes ages.  Glad to report I’ve ordered tiles, loos and a sink today.  Good.

The doors upstairs need to be chosen.  Ideally I would get exactly the same as the downstairs doors made to match but that would be pricey and every penny counts at this stage of the regeneration.  There is a search on for the best match to the downstairs doors, off the shelf as it were, we’ll see how it goes.  The other door issues involve choosing where the new door in the front bedroom will be and whether the old bathroom door will do size regulation wise – the good news is it will be fine, phew.

The plasterers have been doing their stuff above the stair, they had an elaborate plank, ladder and baton scenario to reach all the way up there beside my lovely skylights.  There is another smooth and delightful curve at the top of the stairs, it looks superb.

looking up from the bottom of the stair
looking up from halfway up the stairs

That’s all folks, off to play with my new gadget.  It does begin with an ‘i’.