Thursday, July 30, 2009

taking shape

as you can see the kitchen is taking shape nicely
it's all ready for the floor tiles and the cooker to be fitted next
the big snag is the window will need to be replaced, d'oh!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

yet another kitchen piccie

the electric is on and the underfloor heating is down

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

worktop - woohoo!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

from the mouths of babes

a very sleepy skye said tonight, "when I was little daddy,
I was longing for joseph to be born"
"oh", I replied, "did you think the baby would be a boy,
or were you hoping for a girl?"
"I knew he was going to be a boy, daddy.
I thought he should be called flowerdots though."

(so this is what happens after bob the builder goes home for the day...
...the kids come out to play!)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009


the builders have started assembling the kitchen cabinets

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

dry plaster

the plaster has dried and the electrics are being fitted

Friday, July 17, 2009

wet plaster

here's nigel inspecting the newly plastered kitchen walls

Thursday, July 16, 2009

6x rewards

after helping mal and his family move last night, martin had really earned a very special reward...
so we introduced him to the delights of wadworth's 6x at the rose and crown
(I know what you're thinking - we can't take giles anywhere!)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

norwegian inspection

martin and anne-marie had a quick tour of the house
the old back door has been blocked up and the plumber has started work

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

en norske frokost

martin and anne-marie also arrived last night from norway, bringing kaviar and blåbær syltetøy (that's blueberry jam for the uninitiated! or blueberry jelly for uninitiated americans)

Monday, July 13, 2009

sweden meets bristol

great to see jonathan and susan in such good form!
skye and joseph loved connecting with their cousins

Thursday, July 09, 2009

bish bash bosh

the builders are making steady progress on the house, here's the new back door ready to be fitted (you can see the electrical fittings cut into the walls too)