We bought our first Christmas gift last week ..... it was a gift for us.
A delivery of four builders bags of hardwood to burn in the wood burner. We have used up most of our own chopped wood that was seasoned enough to burn. It went so much faster than we could have imagined with the central heating not being available for so long, so it seemed like a very good idea to splash out on some ready chopped and fully seasoned wood.
I see a warm and cosy Christmas coming up, and Lovely Hubby's back will have a rest from all the chopping and sawing. Even if he did hurt it a bit moving all the delivered logs from the other side of the house barrow full after barrow full, and then chopping half of them in half to make for easier burning.Now we just have to set to and chop another pallet into kindling and we will be sorted.
The conservatory has come on in leaps and bounds since the last photos. We are waiting for a dry and relatively wind free day for the Velux window to be put into position and then the roof can be finished off, but at the moment it's blowing a gale out there.
So the guys are all working inside, filling all the gaps with the thick layer of insulation that the roof needs. It's like a giant game of Tetris, sawing all the panels to fit into each of the gaps and then fixing them in place. But it's already starting to feeling cosier.
Lots more to do, but it's coming on.
Advent Challenge - Day 9
A glass candle stick that is surplus to requirements, I have one other candlestick that seems to hold a candle firmer and now we mainly burn nightlights in holders, much safer with dogs around. So this one is being popped into the charity shop bag.
The lady that said she wanted the wardrobe didn't turn up so we are still left with it, I think I will need to go and ask at the charity that takes furniture if they would like it, if she hasn't been in touch by the end of the week.