Archive for the ‘builders’ Category

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We have spent the last few weekends ‘drying out’. This had nothing to do with an excess of Herefordshire cider but the plumbing problems ‘on high’, the solution to which is still in the hands of our insurer and awaited quotes from builders. Given the situation our great strides of progress have been somewhat stunted and […]

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You know that feeling when you’re hit in the solar plexus. You reel for a few seconds before you re-enter reality? Well, that happened to us at the weekend. We opened the door to Peel Cottage, ready for the last lap – the decorating and finishing touches – only to be met with an indoor swimming pool […]

Darkest Before Dawn

Feb
2012
03

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They say it gets darkest before dawn and at Peel Cottage it gets colder before a P Cert! There is a snagging list of jobs that our builder is ‘attending’ to after a show down (ahem, site visit) last weekend and we are now toiling away on the decoration in the midst of a new […]

Disappearing Trick

Jan
2012
11

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Did you know that builders are magic? They do an amazing disappearing act when you’re not there and living two hours away from our ‘work in progress’ it would take telepathy or a spy camera to know whether they were on site and what exactly they were up to! A fortnight before Christmas we walked […]