Still in a holding pattern, awaiting arrival

The architects plans are not yet with us, so there is a limit to the progress we can make on the main project. Earlier today, I made a start on chipping off the old bathroom tiles in one of the en suite bathrooms that we know will remain in the new layout.

Anyone for a pre-used avocado bathroom suite?
Anyone for a pre-used avocado bathroom suite?

Meanwhile Mike has been putting the finishing touches on the path leading to the labyrinth.
One complete labyrinth and access path
One complete labyrinth and access path

We have spent a wet day in the poly-tunnel, cleaning out some items that had festered there since we arrived 14 months ago which left room for the potting benches to be laid out properly. This then created sufficient space for me to pot on some of the seedlings grown last autumn, and also to fill some new seed trays. Oh, how good it felt to get the green fingers working again.
On Saturday we had an extremely busy morning – we served more cooked breakfasts that morning than we have served in some months recently! In response, we organised ourselves well for the rush the next day…and then had a very quiet Sunday. C’est la vie.
Overnight on Sunday we had hail.
During the day on Monday we had snow at lunchtime, followed by a gloriously sunny late afternoon.
We have made another couple of batches of marmalade, and we have even sold three jars, which is encouraging.
Much more encouraging is that the quiz sheet we are selling (only £1 for several hours/days entertainment) in aid of Comic Relief has already raised £151, and there are still weeks to go. Our thanks go to the Spar and the church in Dolwyddelan for selling these sheets, and to everyone who has bought a copy and managed to answer the ditloids. If you would like to have a copy but will not be in Dolwyddelan, drop us a line at and I will try to get a copy to you.