The end of October saw our first family visitors. Marten and Sally came over for a few days and we had what really was the last couple of good days of the Indian Summer. As we don't yet have a garden table, we got my George III tea table out of storage....it felt quite decedent...pity the chairs didn't make the grade!
|First Family Lunch|
|Conkers Dorset Gin - Yum|
|Our horrible porch wall|
they did some brotherly bonding...knocking a wall down as you do.
The wall just inside the front door was always destined to go. It makes the room small and dark and whilst I don't really want a front door opening on to the living space, it is a compromise worth making. We have some ideas for expanding our Normandy porch.
|Half way there....|
|Made a difference already|
...now for the main wall
We did make some time for some R&R and had a lovely time out at La Petite Chappelle and Hill 314.
Having started on the inside, it was a shame to lose the momentum, when Marten and Sally left, so down came the dividing wall. We knew it wasn't supporting, but JUST to be on the safe side, Max took the first layer of blocks under the beam out first. I was wheelbarrow monitor, well for some of the time!
|....I Want to Break Free... all Max needs|
the fish nets!!
Unfortunately, whoever put the wall up originally really hacked a the beam. so instead of revealing it, we are going to have to re-plaster it instead.