More busyness at the cinema, everyone has been working hard!
How happy is that face? Of course, her parents have bought her the world’s largest sandbox to live in….
Actually, a lot of sand has been removed. About 10 skip loads in all. Some poor
student sod gets sent underneath the floor boards, loading sand into a bucket. When he tugs on the rope it gets hauled twenty feet back to the opening, and dumped in a wheel barrow. Then, at exercise time, the tradies go for an innocent stroll on the beach, shaking sand out of hidden pockets sewn in their trousers. The guards of Stalag Luft III don’t suspect a thing! Or….was that “The Great Escape”?
This is Newbie, partaking in his favorite activity at the cinema – sleeping. Note the slightly furrowed brow, which indicates that someone has probably stopped using an angle grinder or setting off fireworks, or something equally as ear piercing. Noise seems to help this wee man sleep. Of course, he has got a two year old sister, don’t think he’s ever heard the sound of silence in his life. And so he sleeps extra well at the house, where the cladding has been going up – meaning lots of aluminium getting cut.
It’s fantastic to see such a big change happening to the outside, and we’ve gotten lots of positive comments from friends and passers-by. Not sure what the reaction is going to be when the coloured Rodeca goes on the front – I suspect people will either love it, or hate it.
Our guest and downstairs bathrooms are nearly done now –
And having waited for the tiles to arrive from
the moon Europe, the family and en suite are also well underway!
We had ordered a special feature tile for our master bathroom, and there was a little confusion when it arrived…
But no –
OK, it looks better in person….
The tiles are going up a little slowly here, because the very special machine (from Spain) that was ordered to cut these very thick special tiles (from Spain) was plugged into the power supply (not from Spain) and promptly turned into berenjenas fritas con miel o salmorejo (I googled Fried Spanish Things and that was what came up).
Slightly less of a challenge in that it is able to be cut with things-that-don’t-have-to-be-replaced-from-half-a-world-away is the tile for the family bathroom.
I’m sure the tiler does have a special place in tiler hell for us for choosing a three dimensional tile however.
It seems that it causes lots of problems. Tiler problems.
He curses me to an eternity of …. well, annoying people who choose awkward tiles, since that apparently comprises tiler hell.
And, oh oh oh, I have left the biggest change till the end – today we saw the light.
Our big. Massive. HUGE! (Bonus points for getting the reference) sliding door went in the back.
It is truly fantastic to be able to sit in the back garden and look out at the sea.
Less amazing is the view from the house into the back garden now….
It appears I need to learn to garden in my spare time. So….next decade, sometime?