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Curtains!

For some time now the only thing left to do on our extension has been a new pair of curtains for the bay window in the dining room (with new French doors out to the patio where the conservatory used to be). We had quite specific ideas about what sort …

Kitchen building

Our kitchen is now going in. We are going to have so much more space! We’re getting lots of drawers – we were initially a little dubious about the idea of keeping pots and pans in big drawers rather than cupboards, but we’re now quite sold on the idea. The sink …

Task list completed

Robin and I spent a wonderful few days in Spain last week, visiting his sister Agnes and her family.  We managed to get everything done that we wanted to: Eat oranges and lemons straight from the tree (Robin likes eating lemons when they’re that fresh – I could only manage …

Extension progress

I think that an abandoned blog is a very sad thing, so I’m going to try and kickstart this by talking a bit about the progress of our extension. So far we (or rather Robert Mason Contracts of Cupar) have demolished the garage and conservatory, made a surgical incision in …

They dug up the road just for me!

Well, for us. I’ve always thought of roadworks as being centrally organised by the council, and it turns out you can get your road dug up just by asking! (Well, once they’ve determined that you actually have a problem, anyway.) Our gas supply is fixed now and we have heating …

Home from holiday!

We’ve just come home from Thailand, where we’ve spent the last ten days or so on holiday. It was fantastic: first we went to Chiang Mai, where we went on a cookery course (photos here) and spent a day at an elephant park. Then we went to Ko Samui for …

Dishwasher broken

So now our dishwasher is completely broken. On Sunday night our fuses tripped. We isolated the problem circuit and turned everything there off before resetting it. We then turned them back on one at a time, but they all came on fine. Fifteen minutes later the fuses tripped again. We …

More house

Our oven has died. The grill still works, but the actual oven settings just don’t get hot. This, coupled with a dying fridge that just isn’t big enough for a household of three (the shelf on the door has broken off twice thanks to the big bottles of milk we’ve …

Weekends

Two weeks ago Robin and I spent a night away from Faith for the first time. We had my parents to stay at our house to look after Faith on Saturday night, while we took ourselves off to a nice hotel in Glasgow (location chosen because of the presence of …