Author Archives: Grace

Blessed St Antony, Patron Saint of Inexperienced Lady Builders

Antony, who is hands-down the biggest contributor of skilled labour to this project, came round and did a big pile of plumbing for me, so that not only do we have running cold water to the house now (albeit from … Continue reading

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Snow and Ceiling Painting

Beautiful, snowy weekend here, but by buggery it’s cold. 5 or 6 degrees warmer indoors than out, but that’s not much comfort. I spent the day drawing the cartoon for the ceiling painting. It’s going really well, but my hands … Continue reading

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OHMYGODWINDOWS

Another major step toward weather-tightness has occurred. The dream team were back together again, Craig down from Scotland and Ben up from Lincolnshire, with me on baking and handing things to people. That doesn’t quite do me justice, I did … Continue reading

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Plasterboarding

Back inside, since it’s just storm after storm around here. Anna and I had previously finished the insulating in the attic… And since Lisa and Other Anna were kind enough to come down from Edinburgh to visit, we thought we’d … Continue reading

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Rendering For All We Are Worth

It’s nearly the end of rendering season, and I don’t quite know why I have not got my skates on before now, but what with one thing and another, I am suddenly keen on getting all the rendering done that … Continue reading

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