This will be a blog in three parts. The first will cover the really important news about the new puppy. Mike took Lola back to the dogs home from which we got her early this week for her little girly op, one of the conditions of adopting dogs from the re-homing centre.
As you can see, she was completely relaxed about the whole thing, right up until she was put into her collar of shame to stop her picking at the stitches. To her credit, she has been pretty good about wearing this weird contraption, but that might be at least partly related to us having discovered her new passion – bananas!
We discovered this when I was trying to finish a banana, but there was a pretty insistent request for a bit from our new housemate.
Can dog’s eat bananas, we asked? Tom replied yes, but they need help to peel them as they don’t have thumbs. Boom boom.
The second part is that on the work front, we have been busy on the painting. All three walls accessible from the scaffolding have been painted grey, and today we began to paint the darker grey contrast around the windows. Shame about the positioning of the scaffolding floors, but you can’t have everything your way!
Here you can see the back wall coming along, which Gill and I were working on, whilst Mike addressed the cowl for the log burner in the cafe.
This has been inaccessible since we moved in, so Mike cleaned it and even managed to get the cowl moving earlier today. All seems well, although we suspect a visit from a chimney sweep might be a good idea soon…
…and here you can see the wall over the cafe has been painted, and the window surrounds finished. We are really looking forward to having the scaffolding removed, hopefully pretty soon, so that we can show you the building in its new majestic clothing.
And speaking of clothing, our third item is that we have finally received a wedding shot showing Mike and I in our finery, so for those of you who didn’t know we had any non-paint stained clothes, here we are at Charley and Damien’s wedding last month!