Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The day the build started

'You will always find me in the kitchen at parties'


'Video killed the radio star'

'Champagne Supernova'

Prize for the first person who can name the three bands without recourse to google!

The Reluctant Blogger

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The day before build starts

Two photos from the day before the build starts. The first showing one of the many great coastal views of Morecambe bay. Unfortunately if you look really close you can also see the Heysham nuclear power station!

The second showing the site office, up and ready for the construction team, who are due on site tomorrow. Frances and myself were on site Sunday evening setting up the time lapse camera which will hopefully provide some interesting footage as the build progresses.

Don't forget to have your favourite tipple ready tomorrow evening to celebrate the start of the build. The Lancaster crew will be celebrating at Fiona's.


Friday, August 12, 2011

Moving House

Dawn's Big Move

So what lessons can we draw from Dawn's recent move from the lovely Peak District Village of Tideswell to Halton?

1. Book top removal man Chris Coates and his trusty Marshalls Hire van 

2. Have a party the day before the move so you can co-opt the party-goers into loading your van the day after

3. Don't underestimate the amount of stuff you have and end up having to make two round trips, taking twelve hours and then running out of diesel 400m from your house with the van blocking the local mini roundabout in Halton

4. Don't forget to have plenty of room in your new house for all that stuff that is disgorged from the two van loads and remember to keep the kettle and brew kit handy for the workers!

So good luck with your moves!
(packer, unloader, broken down van rescuer and blog artiste)