Down to clean up after the plasterers, all the upstairs rooms completely renovated – the ceilings all cleaned out below the roof and plaster stabilised. Every surface of old lath and fat sand repaired with multiple coats and the final soft plaster. Now we wait for six months for the material to set before the final sand and paint.

The shed next door (shown) has had panels replaced and the winter pruning of fruit trees completed all mostly below zero this season. Wider shot here.