86. Goodbye, builders

by | Jan 18, 2016 | House & renovations | 2 comments

Ding dong, the builders have gone! They finished rendering and painting the house last week, just in time for the January snow. Yes, the house looks grand (and feels much warmer thanks to the insulation), but the best thing is being able to slump around in my pyjamas and pee in privacy again. It’s the little things, you know?

The front of the house has the pretty detailing but it’s the back I’m most pleased with. This is what the back of the house looked like when we first bought it:


I think my favourite thing is the bars on the bathroom window downstairs. Bars!


Taken on the day we bought the house. I have no idea what I am letting myself in for.


And this is it a couple of years later when Rob bricked in the staircase:


It may not look like much but having an indoor staircase was the best Christmas present ever.


And this is it now. Look at it. Doesn’t it look like a lovely, normal house at last? And it only took us five years.






The front looks good too. Basically just a tidier, flatter version of the original façade.


Swish bastards.


Please excuse the ugly car cover – we always cover the car when we’re expecting snow, especially since one of my wing mirrors is held on with nothing but superglue. I really must get a new car. Anyway, here’s a picture of the house and car covered in said snow. Isn’t January fun?


Goodbye, blue skies. See you in March.



  1. Anonymous

    Yay, I've been looking forward to an update – the house looks absolutely fantastic! I'll be picking your brain about prices at some point?

  2. Auntie Bulgaria

    Thank you! Absolutely, happy to give info on prices when the time comes. Hopefully you've not got long to wait…


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