A Triumph of Hope Over Experience?

I always start a house renovation with such positive thoughts.  Usually, the positivity lasts until midway through construction.  I’m not sure how long I’ll be sanguine this time because I’ll be supervising the process from across an ocean.  I’ll either be stressed because I won’t know what’s happening or blissfully ignorant.  Mr. N is pretty Read Post

Putting Humpty Dumpty together again

At long last, 1 year late, the building works are done.  Now we start the fun stuff.  Putting the pretty bits in place.  It’s coming together slowly but surely… For a more detailed look at specific rooms, check out the My Home page link.

Shell Shocked

Challenge?! What was I thinking?!  I thought that many a time in the early days of the renovation.  We knew we had to redo most things and it was just cheaper and easier to start from scratch than try to salvage any of the infrastructure.  Some stuff like the roof tiles were so fragile they Read Post

In the beginning

In the beginning, there was a tired and shabby Victorian home. Many people came to view it but decided it was not quite right for them.  It was waiting for the right (or possibly just foolhardy) family – us! The previous owners of our Victorian home had lived there for 40+ years.  You could tell Read Post