Sarah and Paul are spending another day at the cottage scraping old paint off the walls and sanding down. I can't really be of much help at this stage (the last time I attempted any decorating I accidentally ended up sitting in a bowl of water) so I stay at home with Rick and make sure there is a nice meal ready for them when they get home. The work is slow and laborious but hopefully things will start coming together within the next week or two. Sarah cannot move in until a new bathroom is fitted and is waiting for an installation date from the plumber.
When Sarah feels a bit overwhelmed by the work she only has to look out of her kitchen window to be reminded what a gem of a property she has there. The view looks out onto a small paddock (complete with Shetland pony) and beautiful parkland (belonging to the local gentry) beyond.
Youngest daughter Kat and husband Craig returned to the UK from Cyprus last Wednesday and are due to arrive here on leave later this week. Rick will be delighted to have a house filled with his family again.