For a refurbishment blog, this post will definitely be an anomaly.
I wanted to take this opportunity to explain why we have made very little progress to show you over the past 5 days.
On Saturday afternoon, we drove to Cardiff for what is rapidly becoming the annual get-together of our family. Our ‘children’ are now living in different locations across England, so once a year we try to venture out to watch an England cricket match, as an excuse to congregate. We have previously visited Leeds (Headingly) and Chester-le-Street (Durham) grounds, but following a couple of re-locations, this year we ventured to Cardiff.
Sunday afternoon saw us at the SSE SWALEC Stadium to watch England v South Africa in the final of their three 20-20 competitions. Below is a shot of our offspring with some of their partners

The next generation with a random couple of old fogeys

Then we have Mike’s brother and his family
The North Yorkshire contingent of the Whites

and then this chap, however he is:
The photographer of the younger generation, caught on camera himself

We were also joined by Damian’s and Hugo’s parents, and I believe a great time was had by all, but I apologise that photos were not available for all who attended.
My own personal favourite moment highlighted just how out of touch with the modern world I feel sometimes. Charley took a shot of Mike with our ‘baby’, Philly, and then sent it to some hashtag thingy, and the next thing we knew, the photo was displayed on the big screen for all to see – except for Philly, who had chosen that moment to disappear below for a quick loo trip!
What a shame Phil didn’t get to see this!

I hope to be able to report back on more restoration works in a few days, but can confirm if we can’t get hold of the designer in the next couple of days, we might just go off piste and just build something, as time is not on our side…on second thoughts…

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