Friday, 11 September 2015

Edgings Day

This week has been mostly about getting the edgings in place.  The tarmac is due to be laid/poured whatever the correct description for the covering of the driveway with the foul smelling black stuff is, at the end of the month.  But first we needed proper edges all the way around the perimeter of where it will be.

It's made the place suddenly look neater ....

... and the roadway to the poly and net tunnels and the paddock has finally properly appeared.

We've discovered the covers to the soakaway system have been set too low, so they will have to come up and an additional layer or two of blocks put in place so that they will sit neatly at the road level, rather than six inches under the surface !!

It takes a little dip for the step to the back doors of the tunnels.

After photographing all that with the camera I just couldn't resist a backward shot of the house and hills,when I stopped to drink in the view during the doggy, and cat  walk.  It was a wonderfully clear evening as it has been all week.  But at this time of year a clear day and evening leaves for a very chilly night and the log burner has been lit a couple of times this week to keep the house at a more bearable temperature, while me and the dogs cuddle down to watch a bit of television.

There's a definite nip in the air even though we have been basking in really hot temperatures during the day, but the main thing for me is the pleasure in seeing the work finally coming to an end.  Another couple of weeks and the building work should be over.

Sue xx


  1. It's a little like decorating a room and laying a carpet. It's the finishing touch the property needs. It's going to look great and make getting from A to B easier and cleaner!

  2. What a lovely home you are making and I'm envious of you having a dog walk right beside your house; is that your own land?

    Your comment about Aveeno yesterday inspired me to contact Aveeno and point out the problems with the pump dispenser and the potential waste of cream for those who don't cut open the bottle. I have suggested that they could sell Aveeno cream in jars or larger tubes. I will let you know if I hear back from them x

    1. Yes it is all ours. The paddock and the woods behind the fenceline make up the five acres we own. Very handy, as you say, for dog walks and also for gathering wood to keep us stocked for the Winter ahead. Once the work on the garage etc has finished we intend to concentrate on bringing the woodland under a little bit more control ready for it's future residents.

  3. It's looking good and very smart. I love your stone wall.

  4. It's looking really good Sue you must be so relieved your building work is nearly done x

  5. All looking great and I'm sure must help keep the outside out!

  6. Happy moments for you.. we've just finished a concrete driveway and it is bliss. ;)

  7. It's looking great. I'm sure you'll be glad when it's all finished.

  8. So nice to see things coming to an end on the construction....but what will you post about in the upcoming months? I'm sure you will find something interesting.

  9. A beautiful view. The finishing touches will really bring it all together.


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