By Sandra Morgan, Feb 21 2012 09:54PM
We've had builders in this week ~ bad timing as it was also half term, however when you have the opportunity to get cracking with the work, you have to plunge in! Thank heavens for the distraction of the launch of the new Block of the Month Club, I have been able to indulge in hours of quilting, quite legitimately, despite the chaos swirling around me.
It's not even that we will have a spanking new extension to show for the pain ~ hopefully it will all go back as it was before, with the not insignificant addition of a small, plain woodburning stove. But this time, all being well, the damp proofing solution will put an end to this problem.
It's been fascinating ~ and ever so slightly alarming~ seeing the walls emerge from their covering of plasterwork. They are a real patchwork of the previous lives of our house ~ it has been a dentists, a fish and chippie, a healers ~ there is evidence of windows and doorways; beautiful art nouveau tiles ~ these concreted over to be replaced by a fetching thirties tiled firplace. I imagine all those previous occupants, I rather like being a continuation of all that.
And the cats now need valium for their shredded nerves!