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I wrote this and took the photos a week or so ago, but couldn’t find my camera lead to download anything… Pleased to report that *some* progress has since taken place!

I’ve been a little quiet this week, because last Saturday we moved home.

After three months away, we’re finally back in our pad.*

It was a week earlier than planned, as my Mum’s house – where we were staying — was clogged up from the flooding and the drain situation was getting a little unpleasant. So, everything wasn’t exactly finished when we got back here.

There’s still quite a lot of this…

Hole in the wall
What a lovely hole in the wall
building work
Oh no, this sort of thing isn’t at all dangerous with a toddler running round. Honest…
new plaster
This is one of the “good” walls. Nothing, but nothing is painted yet… I think they look quite beautiful though.

 

But also lots of lovely renovations already completed, like this…

Fireplace tile
A tile from our reclaimed fireplace, brand new in the sitting room
Parquet
Newly laid (and newly mopped) parquet floor that runs throughout the downstairs of the house
Shower valve
A shower! We finally have a shower
Fired Earth tiles
And this is the bathroom floor, fully covered in Fired Earth tiles**
radiator valve
Most exciting to me: though slightly dusty, this is one of our lovely radiator valves because, hooray, we finally have central heating

So, there’s still a way to go, but we’re in, we’re heated and we can wash. What more do you need than that?!

I’ll show you some proper photos of completed rooms when (or if) they get finished…

*A fact that always reminds me of the amazing Robert Lowell poem, Home after three months away. Check it out if you like a bit of modern poetry.

** If you like these tiles, I’m selling our spares on eBay right now!

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  • A bit more about our house and everything we needed to do to it…
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4 thoughts on “Home

  1. Hooray! heating and running water, perfect. can’t wait to see the finished product. Also your shower is lovely.

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