The corridor is returning to life…

…just in time for the carpet, which should arrive early next week. One of our last challenges was finishing off the doorway below, which sits in an original window aperture which is much higher than the doorway. We have constructed a mini-ceiling…

…which, now it has been plastered, looks a bit more normal, and certainly reduces the drafts!

We have plastered the rest of the ceiling…

and then enjoyed a relatively restful weekend.

On Monday, Shaun joined us to put his professional gloss onto the decoration. He was a little surprised to see how disappointingly basic the graffiti was on the slate pillars (we provide an example below for your reference – perhaps a football supporter got distracted before he finished his work), but hopefully now this has all been removed.

We are grateful that with Shaun’s help, the corridor should be ready in time, noting that his finishing touches may need to follow a little later in the toilets as we are still finishing off the electrical and plumbing tasks.

Shaun is painting the slate wall magnolia now, so we can identify areas that need any remedial work, and because the corridor gets little natural light. We don’t have a carpet sample and my colour recall is not good enough to work out what colours would best complement it, so once the carpet is down we will look very critically at whether another colour would better suit the area.

Meanwhile, I have been relieved of building work for a day or so to write some essays, and Pips has been installing our Christmas tree, of which more next time…

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