I haven’t been idle since my return from holiday. Far from it. I have had a house full of Consultants, all male, as my daughters disapprovingly pointed out. I intended to photograph them all for you, but it seemed rude, so here is a fish instead.
This is what I have learned so far;
I do not have bats, but they are enjoying eating in my garden
I cannot put my sewage on the mains at the summerhouse (Olivers replacement building) because it is too far to pump it up hill
I cannot have a door to my en-suite bathroom because the conservation officer says so
I cannot move the 1970’s fireplace in my bedroom because the conservation officer says so
I cannot move the Aga because I do not have a chimney place for the flue and to flue externally would be ugly, says the Aga man
I cannot have exposed cables to my light switches as I have too many gangs (that means switches). This is because I have a lot of circuits
I cannot keep my old radiators because a). they are the wrong size b). no one will guarantee them
I have little asbestos, but what I do have will cost over £3000 to remove. That’s about £500 per inch. This excludes VAT
My floorboards are ordinary boring Victorian and a bit too narrow, but they will relay OK and many are salvageable
Perhaps no bats is positive news
All the fish from the leaky pond have a new home (with Steph’s Mum). All are happy after their house move
We have lovely small black toads
Here are the fish being moved. I was on holiday, but many hands make light work.