Wednesday, 29 May 2013

The Loft

Here is a quick photo dump of the loft boarding that took place this weekend.  Massive thanks to Gav who ruined his sunny bank holiday and spent it in a dark, hot and itchy loft.  He is just about the only person to read this anyway.

The crap with extracted from the loft
The new materials arriving.  I offered to move the car...
Installing cross battens and relaying the second layer of insulation
Tough guy
Fully boarded and membrane stapled in place (to keep dust out and light in)
Infinite storage. Until it's full.
Thanks also to Lee for lending me his tools again.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

If you can't climb...

Why not try furniture make-overs?  Oh, Lord, what has become of me.

This should tide you dear readers over until I blog on the man-skillz of building the Boudoir and boarding the loft.

There might be some climbing soon, honest.


Wednesday, 8 May 2013

It's a...

The big news of the last week is that we had our second scan and found out we are having a girl.  This is no surprise to me at all I had no doubt that I will forever be surrounded by women.  I can’t say I minded one way or the other – boy or girl, they are still destined to be a climbing super athlete.  Of far, far greater importance is that all measurements etc came out within the normal range. So that’s a small measure of stress removed.

If anyone asks, this photo does not exist (more fool the nice lady for leaving us alone for long enough to snap this)

She definitely has an eye (the small circle is her lens!)

Work has been progressing on ‘The Boudoir’, Holly’s walk in closet and dressing room, which will make our three bedroom house into a two bedroom house, but as I have a climbing wall, I can’t really complain.  Plus, I am enjoying building the thing.  This will get its own post in due course, which will probably be quite boring.  Oh, and our reseeded lawn is growing, as are our tomatoes and chillies and strawberries – I am so middleclass suburban!

I just returned from a weekend in Wales, taking cadets to get walking days logged before they do their Silver and Gold DofE Expeds.  I can’t say I enjoyed it, it was hard work and they were a bunch of pissy teenagers.  I won’t go into to details, but three complaints by two Wing Commanders, a lot of swearing, a lot of whinging about not wanting to do the very thing they went there to do and one seriously inappropriate comment later and we have two demotions, two blocked promotions that were imminent and one cadet being told he can’t do his Gold this summer (plus me speaking to his parents).  At least I get paid I suppose.  I think the fallout will make the next trip go a bit more smoothly.

We managed to fit in a couple of short runs – here is Mike running over the disused slate quarries. My knees are becoming a problem.

The Nantlle Ridge is a very pleasant walk (even more so without cadets in tow I imagine)

And finally, here are some tiny horses