Saturday, 29 November 2014

Logs, logs and more logs!

 As we are without heating at the moment as our two month old heat pump has broken down (!!) we are relying on Baines' supplying wood for the woodburner... ........
........... and this is the machine Dick and I went halves on.  Harry is able to cut pretty well what sized logs he wants to.  It was amazing to see it in action - and of course to have the logs!!


Stunning Sunset!

Has Father Christmas arrived early??

Probably not!  Gordon and Terry in Millers in Sleaford!

Oh dear, oh dear!!

Dick and Mel Baines' house!  Note the middle building which just collapsed one evening.....Time to build that extension Dick!!

Saturday, 15 November 2014

From bare wires to beautiful lighting!

Thanks to Andy Trollope and Westgate electrical.  Must unpack sometime!!


This is what we woke up to on November 1st!  Really makes it all worthwhile....I think of Uncle Dick who laughed out loud when I told him we were hoping to be finished in a year.....four years later and I am sure he would have loved to come and have a look.....xx

And now - nearly a kitchen!

Getting there - thanks to Main Furniture near York.  The tops are coming next week hopefully...

What's going on?

 I think someone is wondering what on earth is going on.  There appear to be people living in the barn!

Moving day!

Left a bit, right a bit and it all ends up in just two rooms!!   The first night we went back to Ewerby and slept on a blow up bed!!  Then we made a sort of bedroom for ourselves with the help of John Hunter - thanks John!!

Week before the move

Cutting, wrapping, throwing, jumping, skipping.....all go ready for the move on October 31st......SPOOKY!!!


Dining room fireplace

Stages in the building of the fireplace in the dining room....The beam was taken from the original barn.....The fire, thanks to Richard Cox, is now working which will be wonderful.  Just got to get most of the Forge House contents out of the room now and start using it as a dining room instead of a dumping ground!!