I'm slow to anger. It takes ages for me to get into a huge simmering-red-faced-hate stage, and truth be told, I'm still not there yet. Could be that it has more to do with the length of time that this has been going on, but I am annoyed. No, actually a little beyond annoyed. Our… Continue reading Is that a drip I hear?
How difficult is it to buy lighting? Turns out... Very. Not only do me and R have slightly different ideas but the space is not exactly what we envisioned. That is of course the builders problem. He has made it oddly... Let us just say that for some reason the walls are twice as thick… Continue reading Let there be light
I'm taking the plunge and going for a post with the university. Only a teaching assistant, but if the hours are there it will give me some experience. Do I want to teach? Now that is the question... it is one I have fought with for a while. I guess in my ideal I would… Continue reading Teaching…
I've not been too well. And I find if I am sick then I can't write. Anything to do with covid? I hear you cry. Randomly... No, I haven't had covid. Instead this is a long term problem that is caught up with me being a maturing female (46 now), which is annoying and, thanks… Continue reading Long over due
It may seem odd but this is my first house. Up to this point, I have always shared. I have shared with friends, my parents... Oh... I guess if I want to be technical I share with my husband, but it isn't the same. This is our house and we get to design it ourselves.… Continue reading My first house
Well, it is still going... And the space and the design is bloody wonderful. We are finally getting to decorate the old house and the inside of the build is pretty much complete. We are waiting for the doors, window, cladding and one final roof. Inside we have the garden room, the kitchen and dining… Continue reading How is the build going?
I find they are not the same thing. Two very different beasts, two different characters. One curious and delighted, and the other bitter and sharp. Life: It has stopped raining! (delightfully running to the window)Stress: (moves it's body a little and sniffs in disdain) Not for long. (it points at a cloud moving toward them,… Continue reading Stress and life
Goodness has it been a month since I posted? The build and life has been getting in the way and the past month has been a little stressful. Mostly due to family emergencies and such. All is okay now though and I have my fingers crossed that it stays that way. The build has been… Continue reading Time flies!
One minute we had nothing but a concrete pad then... Well, I could describe it but I think I'll let the pictures speak. Oh, and it only took them 3 and a half days. Magic! The first panel goes up... Is that the new front door? We have rafters... Front door from the outside with… Continue reading Magic!
The wonderful people at Bird's Hill have come through and we are finally warm! I kid you not, but after a month and a half of no heating and just a front room fire, I could cry. I was also worried about the old (1960s-1970s) gas fire... We have no more headaches and I feel… Continue reading We have fire!