One of the reasons I’ve been absent from blogging of late, is that we’ve had quite a big building project going on. I’ve no complaints about the guys working here, they’ve been great, but you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs and you certainly can’t knock an old house about without some disruption, noise and dust. It’s a scheme of works we’ve been planning for a long time
Construction gets in your head space, making decisions and sourcing everything from light switches to windows, gobbles up a vast amount of time energy and money.
We’ve tried to chose our building materials carefully, recycling where ever possible,
trying to do justice to the existing building. In addition we’ve been bringing insulation up to a higher standard. Here is Rocky the cockerel checking out the acoustics and the under floor heating ( which is heated by ground source heat pump).
I was pleased when I found that we got to the ‘soft stuff,’ curtains, furniture, pot plants even. I went shopping at Ikea, at the checkout, I helped the Chinese couple in front of me in the queue to find the ubiquitous and ever useful Ikea ‘big blue bags’ I must have earned myself some good karma, for in return they explained that the house plant I had in my trolley was good feng shui for our home, and that it would bring us good fortune.
All I can say is it certainly seems to be flourishing
and I am indeed fortunate to have such a beautiful space, Spud and Jammy agree.