A quickie as I'm off to bed soon. I was just downloading the pics I took on our walk the other day and I found this one of our house. It's a cotswold stone house, wooden windows, new dormer windows in the attic and oak door. Nice house - so what you're thinking? Well, here's a pic of how it looked when we bought it three years ago (this month).
It was covered in pebbledash, had plastic windows and a ghastly extension at the front. The inside was worse - damp, fireplaces covered up, polystyrene tiles on the ceilings, kitchen in the wrong place, wood veneer on some of the walls - I can't go on. Slowly, slowly we've brought the house back to life again but I know why I've gone grey and slightly dotty. OK we didn't do it ourselves but all those workmen, the mess and upheaval - still it WAS worth it.