So finally, the long Christmas Holiday is over and work on our house should get underway again this week.
Having said that, since the only things that are in the plan for the coming week are installation of the solar panels (which is already done) and cleaning the bricks, not much is really likely to visibly change.
The scaffolding is due to come down in 10 days time, so hopefully progress will not be held up by the current wintery weather. At least it is nowhere near as cold as it was last week.
Yesterday we went shopping for a couple of new things for the house in the new year sales:
- Saucepans that will work with our new Induction Hob (they need to have magnetic bottoms). Finally we ordered these online as they were about 40% cheaper than in the store.
- Two bar-stools for the kitchen island / breakfast bar (we got these early because they were reduced to close to half price)
Today we went to the site to see our house in the snow for the first time!
Tomorrow we have an appointment with a local landscape gardener, and have spent the afternoon going over the sketch we drew while on holiday in Italy back in September, so that we are ready to talk about the driveway/parking places and the path around the house as well as a fence.