Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Serendipity Strikes

The weekend before last when the mother in law was down, we popped over to Dorset to visit a reclamation yard we'd been told about in Bere Regis.

Off we trundled, and had a look around. It was good, lots of doors, windows and odds and sods, but not the exact fireplace we were after.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

A Sunny Day In Dorset

The weekend before last we had some friends to stay, and is our usual haunt on a sunny weekend we nipped over to my favourite county, Dorset.

Catching the Sandbanks ferry, a drive through Studland down to Swanage where we caught the train to Corfe Castle.


It's been a while since I last blogged, it's actually been a while since I last did any DIY after managing to trap a nerve in my neck. Still the chiro is sorting it out slowly.

So this where we've got to in terms of the front lounge ceiling.  We were going to just remove the coving, then plaster up the gap. But once we started to pull the coving down, it all went a bit wrong as we discovered the original lath and plaster celing had already been covered with a new layer of plasterboard that conveniently sagged around the edges where the coving had come down!