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June 17th 2009
Published: June 17th 2009
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While I was at work last week , the lip at the front of the house resulting from not pouring the screed deep enough was dealt with. One part has a slope and the other has a very nice edging board in Douglas Fir, which I sanded on Saturday morning.

Window cills have been cut and shaped, though only two have been fitted and the wall lights have been mostly connected up.

Ewan's made a wardrobe door, which matches the bedroom ceiling and looks fantastic.

So far this week, we've started to tile the kitchen splashback and the splashback behind the kitchen sink and grouted the utility room tiles and the floor tiles beside the French doors.There's loads more tiling to go though.

Ewan's made chunky Douglas Fir boxes for the living room wall and another one for the bathroom wall, so the wall lights can now be connected.

The bathroom now has a mirrored cabinet too

We've also scraped the lime off the inside of the window frames, plastered over any cracks and then touched up the paintwork - it sounds (and is) a tedious thankless task, but it really does make the rooms
Nest Nest Nest

We have swallows and house martins nesting in the eaves - 5 in all. We can't lime-wash the exterior until the babies fledge.
look much more finished.

Yesterday was Willy's birthday and we celebrated with those who happened to be around. This amounted to the neighbours plus 2 volunteers, 4 visiting Swedes, Katy's brother from France and another couple of visitors. It was not a very late night, not a huge amount was drunk (at least not by Wendy and judging by the number of empties someone must drunk a fair amount) and there was no dancing, but I still have a sore head.

Today was a bit of a slow start, kind of morning after blues, but managed to get area round kitchen sink tiled also more lime in gables, maybe write a book "Wendy of Lime Gables". Then back down the road to pick up a hire van tomorrow to take more stuff up in readiness for the real party this weekend.






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Utility roomUtility room
Utility room

notice the excellent tiling above the sink...
Kitchen - partly tiledKitchen - partly tiled
Kitchen - partly tiled

We chickened out of using the electric tile cutter, so we only put in the full tiles
Workbench or dining tableWorkbench or dining table
Workbench or dining table

It seems we're not sure whether it's a house or a building site
Slope at door Slope at door
Slope at door

This was in order to meet building regs and compensate for the fact that the screed was not deep enough
Sanding the edgeSanding the edge
Sanding the edge

another bit of floor which needed finishing properly because the screed is a bit low!
Curved skirting boardCurved skirting board
Curved skirting board

Ewan fitting a piece of skirting to a curvy bale wall
First window cillFirst window cill
First window cill

Good isn't it!
new landing lightnew landing light
new landing light

would look much better if the beam were sanded to take off all the lime splashes
Wardrobe doorWardrobe door
Wardrobe door

Hand made using spalted beech to match the ceiling
This is not the moonThis is not the moon
This is not the moon

This is the reflection of the living room light
Birthday cakeBirthday cake
Birthday cake

Made by Keith who also made the window cills and laid the living room and kitchen floors. Much appreciated!
Party 1Party 1
Party 1

Markus and Jonas his brother
Birthday boyBirthday boy
Birthday boy

Doesn't look 60 does he?


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