Saturday, 3 December 2011

Its all slowly Coming Together and Other Adventures

Hello Everyone.
Can i just say before i begin a big thank you to all of you who have left comments and phoned us at the shop to wish us luck and happiness in our new house.
I must admit the last couple of weeks i have been wondering if it will all ever be finished and maybe we will eventually move in around 2030.
Last week we took a break and went up to see Gordons mom and family in Scotland.
I must admit we really needed it and it was great to lie in and just relax Thank You so much mom for letting us get our batteries re-charged and looking after us, Love Ya xxxxxx.
Thanks also to all the girls who took care of the shop and the orders while we were away.
We love you all loads and loads too xxxxxxx
When we got back on Wednesday we were very good and never went to the new house until Thursday evening after work.
OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH what a difference a break makes and how busy all the builders and joiners have been, the place is starting to look fabby.
Here are some before and after pics.

This was the bathroom and toilet we had knocked into one room.
Look at the Avacado Suite and the tiles and the wallpaper.
It takes me right back to the 1970s and Abigails Party.

When we went on Thursday evening it was all starting to come together
and all the back wall is ready to put the new window in next week.
Malcolm our joiner and husband of one of our customers has pulled down the horrible
cupboard which encased the boiler on the left and is going to make us a nicer one.

Before we went to Scotland Malcolm had just started on the stairs area and i told him i would
probably like a little toilet and sink with a storage area if there was room.

Wow i couldnt believe it when i saw what he had done.
Where the new door is will be the downstairs loo and then there is a little cupboard just big enough for my vac and cleaning stuff.
( small cupboards = cleaning stuff big cupboards = crafting stuff ) Thanks Malcolm its wonderful. xxxxxx

To the left is where an ugly cupboard used to hide the electric and gas meters ( we still havnt found the water meter ) ????

And look at what Malcolm has done this time it makes such a difference.
I was nearly in tears when i saw just how much had been done and how wonderful everything is starting to look.

Anthea's husband has been busy putting all the radiators in for us and we are meeting them tomorrow to help put the last few in.
Oh look who's that in the picture ha ha yup its harry who really is loving it all and seems to love the little cupboard under the stairs, we couldnt keep him out of there.

These last two pictures are the false wall the builders have had to make so that they can start re building the extended part behind, so now if the bad weather arrives while they are working at least the house will stay dry.

And this is the kitchen with the false room.
That door used to be in the wall to the left of the picture and the builders have done a great re cycling job and used it for the temporary entrance I love it.

Finally heres a pic of something else ive been doing since coming home from Scotland.

Yes i am getting all my Christmas cards made and im late again as usual.
Still im really enjoying just getting my fingers around all the scrummy Christmas papers and dies
and making loads of mess as i go along.
I will try and do a quick video tutorial for them if you like, let me know.

Right ive took enough of your time with me rambling on again.
Thanks for dropping by and do leave a comment if you can.
Love and smiles Rob Gordon and Harry xxxxxxxxxxxx



  1. The house is looking really good, will there be a water meter maybe it still a rateable charge. Enjoy the house coming together.
    Hugs Bee

  2. What progress! Glad you took time to chillax.
    Am on the 'last leg'of my Christmas cards now but have to admit that I HATE writing them!x

  3. Hi Bee Dee and Lelly.
    Thanks for your comments.
    Bee we were told by the state agent and the neighbours that the water is on a meter.But we have looked everywhere and cant find one.
    Think we will just phone the water board and ask them.
    Lelly I know what you mean and every year i try and start them earlier but something always happens to push em back till 3 weeks before.
    love and smiles Rob xxxxxx