Wednesday, 17 August 2016

House Renovation 2016 - Part 6

I seriously couldn't wait any longer to give you the news hot off the press, to bring you bang up to date.... we finally found a builder to do our work - and he started this week! Can I hear a whoop?!

Anyhow the clip below is just me, explaining the whole story so far - all 20 months of it (8 of those actually owning this house).  I'll never claim to be a natural behind the camera, so to deflect from that I'll tell you what Sasha said when I came back to our rented house after filming this short clip at the new house....
'Mummy, why are you dressed all in black? Have you robbed a bank or something?'

Seriously, thanks to the cost of building, the thought has crossed my mind (but if anyone 'official' is reading this post then honest guv, I never would).

What I was actually doing, apart from filming (on the lovely flowery sofa left to us by the previous owners), was wallpaper stripping AGAIN. There's still more of that to be done, but this was the wall I managed in those three hours:

If you've watched the video above, you'll know that I included lots of photos from the garden. It's given us a lot of joy (and raspberries) over the last eight months, and we are very grateful to the previous owners for creating something so wonderful. There's a lot of hours work in it of course, but we really hope that it will give the girls lots of pleasure over the coming years too.

Here's a few more snaps of some of the work done over the first two days - and let's just pretend none of it involved a hole being dug through a water pipe....

Next week we move to our new rental home, just to keep us on our toes, so soon I'm sure I'll be back to playing catch up with my updates...

Hope you've enjoyed this update though; if you'd like to go back to the beginning, here's my other related posts:

House Renovation Part 1

House Renovation Part 2

House Renovation Part 3

House Renovation Part 4

House Renovation Part 5

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