Final post of the day. As you might have gathered things have gathered apace here and the scaffolders have also just arrived to put up the structure for the roof repairs. Most exciting of all though is the final decision making for the kitchen.

Local cabinet maker Ian Cameron-Smith will be making it for us in stages but we first have to decide on the materials. He popped over with samples last night. The plan is for oak block worktops and oak cupboards painted in Edwardian White with cast iron knob handles and a belfast sink. Hoping the budget will stretch to the cabinets by the sink and cooker and an island unit initially with a dresser to follow later but we shall see. It should be in in time for Christmas and means we have to get on with cleaning and sealing the stone floor and the wonky walls before it is installed. I love a deadline.