26 April 2010
the house seems to be swarming with workmen. Conversion of the downstairs bathroom into a wet from proceeds apace, albeit rather slowly than we would wished. Paul and Bill. Our faithful hound handymen started today relaying the entire front path, currently aged in oh handmade bricks filled in betweenÂ pieces of broken paving slabs with pieces ofÂ bricks, many of which have crumbled and become slightly tricky to negotiate.
I went to Solar Park, near Cambridge ,with Bill and bought 100 old handmade hard red bricks which will form the edge to the path of which any wheelchair wheels can run when the day comes.. The repair of this path there is long overdue. I believe that the original paving in front of the house was 18th century as the date 1780 is carved into one of the bricks. Certainly the bricks could be that old but the date may well be carved by some young wag who lived here in the past.