Gardening
Red Rum

Frost Bite

I am sitting in the room we have nicknamed the snug typing on my Compaq. The trouble is, with no front door and more draughts than a chequers board I cannot feel my fingers.

It is safe to say that we have had a frustrating time. But today it was like Piccadilly Circus here.

The Plumber M Marcelo who started last week returned today with an absolutely enormous boiler for the heating and fitted it in the cave. Thierry, his first mate who is working on our job is a delight and nothing is too much trouble. They have made promises that have been kept from start to finish thus far and we are pleased.

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The electrician also started phase 2, i.e. the main house as well today and tomorrow Mat and I will start to insulate the roof and fix the plasterboard.

Yesterday, the bathroom suite was collected and this was placed in the bathroom. A big shock came when the bath would not fit through the doorway! Luckily the oak beam upright is wavy and by lifting the bath near to the ceiling and it squeezed through with 1 millimetre each side.

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All in all we are very pleased now and we await the windows which will then seal out most of the drafts. Its coming on.