Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year!!!

What a year it's been here at the freerange homestead - not much blogging done, not much gardening or cooking, but plenty of building, hence the lack of anything else. When we started out on this year we had plans to do all sorts but as those of you who've ever built a large project yourselves will know, once foundations are dug and the plans are accepted you can forget any idea of social or recreational life full stop until the work is done.

Well we're not there yet but we are much closer. The roof is on, the windows are in, the floors are concreted and most of the plasterboard is up. We await a visit from an electrician on the fifth before we can have the final sign off from the planning office and then it's onto the last leg - curtains and cushions still seem an awful long way off though!

Writing about the project is partly what retains our sanity about it and I am very wary of making it all sound like roaringly good fun - oh those halcyon days of cement dust and climbing over wet floors covered with pallets to get to the washing machine - what japes! BH conquering his fear of height (albeit temporarily) to tile the roof in the wind is not an experience either of us would want to repeat, nor is eating our breakfast in our coats as we had to before the blessed insulation arrived. But were almost there now, I won't start ordering wallpaper samples yet, but I might just start looking...

Apologies to those of you who have been kind enough to keep reading during these lean times, I promise to write more in 2012 and to be a much much more frequent visitor to all of you and your sites that I love to read so much, and finally Happy New Year - keep blogging x

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  1. I've almost been there when we had an extension built - we only had the kitchen and a bedroom the were anything like habitable. It was a case of cooking dinner quickly and then taking it up to the bedroom where we had to live. It was during winter too but take heart as in the end it was all worth it.

    Have a Good New year

  2. So glad to see you back, E. I'm relieved to seethat you're ok. Have a wonderful 2012. x

  3. We had an extension built on the side of our house and I've vowed never again, so I can certainly imagine what you're going though. It will all be worth it in the end though. Happy New Year, and all the very best for 2012.

  4. The year we built our house we only managed one day away all year!!!!!!!! Well worth it though :-)

    Happy New Year to you and yours.

  5. Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh! Award to fastest comment over on my blog! had no sooner editted and your comment was there! Raising a glass to you & your family! Happy New Year and we will meet up in 2012! xxxxxx

  6. Happy new year to you - may 2012 be the year you get everything done!

  7. Glad to see you again! Happy New Year! Best wishes :)

  8. Happy New Year - good to see you back!

  9. Hello!

    Thanks for your comment on our blog.

    Afraid REM have retired, so we had to make do with a Dad band...

    Happy New Year.

    Kay :)


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