I may be writing this post with a spirit of mis-guided optimism but a carpenter said a sentence with the words ‘finished’ and ‘today’ in and I’m sure a plumber said a sentence with the words ‘finished’ and ‘week Friday’ in. So we could be really, nearly finished and I can have my studio up and running. Or go for a hearing test.

It doesn’t really look all that impressive at the moment but it has fresh, flat plaster which we’ve sealed with white paint (that’s MC Decorator at the bottom there with his rapper/painter hat on!) and we’ve had a cupboard built to house a Belfast sink (thanks for that idea Anna – it will make all the difference.) So we plan a big last decorating push over the weekend, the laying of some flooring and then (fingers crossed) some unpacking next week. Exxxxciting!