LOTS more progress today – and a picture of Andrew (Brown) who’s in charge of the project ,with Bill who’s doing all the plumbing. The weatherman says it’s been 22 degrees but I was so cold we had to ask Bill to come to fix the boiler so we could get the central heating to work. The sight of all that insulation on the mezzanine is hugely comforting to a cold fish like me. (Talking of which Ian thinks the water is leaking out of the pond. He’s convinced I’ve made a hole in the lining with poking about among the weeds. I hope he’s wrong: Charlie and I put three new fish in at the weekend).
Even at this early stage we can see the project beginning to take real shape. At Ian’s request, the railway room is taking priority. The area it’s taking up looks looks enormous. We’ll only have room for very small guests: nobody over a size 14, I reckon. But a fellow-modeller has already told Ian it looks a bit cramped. Well, he’s not coming to stay . . .