Monthly Archives: May 2011

WE’RE OPEN!

This has been a frantic week to try to meet our deadline, David the carpenter and Aldris the painter stayed until 8.00pm several evenings and Nick and I were up at 4am some mornings to make a start. We got the five rooms … Continue reading

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The last stretch

              View from our neighbours house of Ivett and Reed stone masons of Cambridge re-building the top-stone of our bay windows, as one of the previous owners had removed the Bath stone and repaired it with concrete lintils … Continue reading

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Our five new rooms on the 1st and 2nd floors.

   Bedroom 4 1st floor facing the rear overlooking our neighbours rear garden. From left to right the first picture shows the door leading to the en-suite which is down two steps, the 2nd step and floor are heated, the en-suite … Continue reading

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Great progress

           The transformation this week has been more amazing than previous weeks, everyone appreciates that we need to be open on the 26th of May and they have shifted up another gear. The atmosphere of the build has been … Continue reading

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Honey harvest

       I spent my day harvesting honey. There were 14 full capped frames of honey. I borrowed an extractor from the beekeepers association hut at Wandlebury and got a case of 33 jars washed and ready to fill, I thought  that was … Continue reading

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18 Days to go.

        Not long to go now and still lots to do. The electricians started second fix electrics and fitted a new fire alarm this week, they have also finished the media hubs which connect guests lap tops, video, digital camera MP 3 iphones also games … Continue reading

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Plumbing taking shape

      The radiators arrived today, here’s Henry fitting the new loft bedroom with it’s first radiator. Simon the tiler is also making good progress and should be finished in the two new en-suites on the 2nd floor hopefully tomorrow, then Henry … Continue reading

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Bees

      Our bank holiday monday decorating was interrupted by a neighbour coming round to say there was a lot of wasps in their garden which adjoins ours.  A swarm of bees had landed in the tree above our neighbours shed. Luckily we still had … Continue reading

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