home improvements

architects

the world of architects, designs, planning and budgets I knew we wanted an architect to help design the

heating

who knew it was so complicated? The house only has electric heating. There’s no gas in the village

one month in

It’s been an odd few weeks. When we moved here it was scorching hot. Today’s it’s chilly and

Introducing Number Eight 2.0

New home, new project, new neighbours, new challenges. It’s a two bedroom semi, built using local materials and

fencing round 2

There was a problem with the blog hosting and I couldn’t create new posts. It was so far

spring in the garden

Winter wasn’t very kind to the garden. So many plants withered to almost or absolute nothing. We were

uphill gardening

A before and after photo, lest we forget how far we’ve come. We’ve spent most of the past

Rip it up and start again

It’s happening! The builders are here, clearing the gravel as I type. Say goodbye to an unloved, underused,

sitting on the fence

We spent the bank holiday weekend painting the garden fence. I say we. It’s not easy painting a

a whiter shade of grey

Well, this has been a long time coming. Loooooooong time. Little Betsy is the reason. See, we’ve had