One or two people have asked for an update on the kitchen. I suspect this is so you can remind yourself how lucky you are! Well, weeks and weeks ago we found we had to take down all the plaster to reveal the stone walls in all their glory.
Then today the electricians came, another father and son business and another cheerful, charming and highly skilled pair. They connected up the sockets and wired the new lights and all of a sudden the place looks like a room and not like a work in progress.
Outside the crososmia Lucifer is flowering fit to burst.