Monday, July 11, 2011

Garden Room Day 9.

A funny thing happened last week - Mr Lottie was at a bowls match and a man came up to him and said, 'Heard that you wife is not happy with Tony and the lack of progress on your extension'.

They all had a good laugh at my expense - and my conversation with said builder.

Living in a village, with other small villages around - it's funny how 'word' gets around isn't it, and we hadn't told a soul! So that is probably what prompted the brickie being sent last week to finish off the brick work - and the surprise visit today.

A room with a view

Ok - so it's only the framework.

But it does resemble a room now rather than a building site (Note the garden wall has fallen down) over the weekend - must get the brickie to repair it when he next visits.

Fingers crossed, this time tomorrow the roof should be leaded and glazed.  See the difference in colour of the brickwork.  That is because the base concrete is still drying out and the bricks look darker

With a bit of luck the windows should be glazed too tomorrow!
The guys reckon that by Wednesday evening their part of the job will be finished, including the removal of the patio door and installation of new french doors!

It's amazing what two men can achieve in one day - with cups of tea every hour, and cakes and biscuits in the shady studio.  They even had an hour's lunch break too!
The cakes are home made boozy mincemeat swirls, morello cherry madeira squares, and gooseberry and almond strudel.

I spent the whole morning making dozens of sandwiches and rolls for a bowls match tonight, that Mr Lottie wasn't even playing in!   And the bowlers had a stack of the above cakes too.
I'll find out tomorrow if they all passed the taste test when we get our plates back.


  1. You spoil 'em!
    The Garden Room is looking good!

    Sandie xx

  2. Can I come and be one of your builders, Lottie?

    Looking forward to seeing this when we're up in August


  3. Cakes and room looking good!

    Great progress since last time.

    Martin :0)

  4. Wow! That's looking really good! I must come and help out your builders if they get goodies like that :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx


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