Thursday, 15 May 2014

Brief update

Apologies for the lack of entries, we've not had a huge amount to report.

We are still in the planning stages of the renovation, but hope to make some progress in the near future.

Due to the arrival on our third child in February, we have done little to add to our research in to the building's history so I'm afraid have little to report there.

In the meantime, life living in our temporary abode using off grid technology is pottering along well, a few ups and downs over the winter months and, courtesy of a mobile phone network failing to inform of of work on a local mast, we had a fortnight without telecoms - the first day of which, the baby decided to arrive! We're very grateful to our neighbour for the use of their landline that night!

Hopefully, I will be back in the

Friday, 14 June 2013

Battling the flora

The garden, as we are discovering, has had very little done to it over the years, decades ... Brambles are rife and established, to say the least. Nettles too, in fact these guys have such complex root systems it is crazy trying to dig them up. There's also all manner of debris, mostly building material, but other random rubbish such as parts of children's outdoor climbing frames, cluttered the garden. The first chunk has gone, and another pile awaits removal ... while more needs to be uncovered from its cocoon of Brambles and Ragwort.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Oooppppsss - I've been a bit quiet

I will pop back with a proper update in the near future - we're working our way through the planning processes but hope to have some news soon.

In the meantime, here's a picture of the Hall & pond since the snow left.