The real work finally began On Monday 22nd October. By the time we arrived on Wednesday afternoon, demolition was in full swing. Ian and his men are starting from the top and working down. As the picture shows, what were three bedrooms and a bathroom have evaporated into dust and broken plaster. It's all so exciting (well, to us anyway) and we can't wait to see what progress has been made in seven days when we visit tomorrow.
The garden, too, is undergoing great changes. Peter has already begun digging out, straightening and stone-lining the ditch. At present it resembles the surface of the moon but when it's done it will be fabulous. (It helps to keep optimisitic because judging by the expression on the faces of people gazing over the battered hedge they are clearly convinced we're oiks and vandals.)