Monday, 20 November 2017


After a long wait for surveys and quotations, the screed was poured over the underfloor heating pipes on Wednesday. Thanks to Shane and Ace Concrete Solutions for their excellent service.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Underfloor Heating

The underfloor heating pipework is all now in place in the new kitchen and snug, pressurized, ready for the screed to be poured.

Monday, 13 November 2017


Another step in refurbishing the inglenook we unearthed in the sitting room.  I built a new stone plinth a couple of days ago and the slab bed laid today, now waiting for the joints and wall to be lime pointed.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Autumn Morning

It was a glorious if chilly morning here at the Cottage, especially at the bottom of the orchard, beside the burn.