Engaging in more destruction!

I start this blog with a little local colour. Charley was visitng for a few days recently, so we took both Charley and Pips for a day trip to Beddgelert to see the faithful dog’s grave…

…and from there on to Harlech to see the castle. As you can see, we didn’t have to dodge the showers on that day!

Whilst in the castle, Mike and I did the wall walk, and it was fun to look down and see Charley and Pips, sitting back to back in the sunshine, taking their ease. The exciting news that arrived last week was that Tom and Kate…

…got engaged! Turns out it wasn’t too wet in Yorkshire either, as the hoolahoop rings lasted from that heady moment of commitment all the way home…Many congratulations to them both!! Very proud parents wish them every happiness in the years ahead.

Anyway back to work, Whitey! To remind you, we removed the roof last week, during a spell of wonderfully settled weather, so it was a huge surprise last Tuesday to open the door to find there was snow in our house!

This now is the last time you will see the corridors and individual rooms of the single storey extension as was…

…because we called in our local contractor friend with his digger…

…and he arrived ready to push the internal walls over.

He started off carefully knocking out the walls to expose the remaining steels which were then carefully lifted to ground level…

…after which there was something of a free-for-all to knock the walls down.

We took great care to disconnect the internal and external walls at their junctions where they looked to be properly tied in, but a surprising number of the walls succumbed to a pretty pathetic tap showing no evidence of any tying, so we are kind of glad we decided to take this step…

…but it was still a shock when I returned from a local shopping trip to find approx 80 tonnes of rubble on the floor, and it was too late to reconsider!

What on earth will we do now?!?!?

3 thoughts on “Engaging in more destruction!

  1. Has all demolition taken place now? You will be able to do nice things once the rubble has gone. We are expecting a heatwave next few days hope you get some of that too. Giant Hoole hoop engagement rings, CONGRATULATIONS

    1. Hi Julie
      Sorry for the delay in getting back to you – we have been stupidly busy over Easter with the rooms – which is great, but also very tiring! I hope my next posting will show that most of the destruction is now complete so building up should follow in the next few months…

  2. If all demolition is complete you will be able to do nice things but only once you have cleared all the rubble your good friend made.
    Giant Hoola hoop engagement rings, Congratulations

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