There have been moans from some quarters regarding the recent lack of posts about developments on the tea house - this was down to lack of progress because it got just a bit too chilly to work up there over winter !
However, Spring has finally arrived and work is progressing again :)
Himself, knowing how much I can gripe, whinge and moan if I'm cold, thoughtfully decided to insulate the entire tea house, ceiling and all - better now than having to come back to it later eh?! He started by cutting the insulation to size........
whilst the wonderful Pete measured, cut and fixed little batons to rest it on.
First side of the roof done.
Whilst they were working away inside the tea house, I was busy forming the Brown Earth Society, creating lots of new vegetable and salad beds out in the vegetable garden - and getting distracted by low flying hot air balloons
and the glorious rich colours on the Acer 'Shin Desojo', which has benefitted from its move out from under the shade of the Wiegelia where it had been languishing for a few years.
When the wonderful Pete returned to help out again a few weekends later, Himself had completed fitting the insulation, so it was time to tackle the plywood sheets that will cover the walls and ceiling, then it'll be ready for me to paint. This was a two hero job! (and, luckily, it was a lovely day!)
Happy with their progress.
Himself doing all the tricky, fiddly bits he'd been putting off on the grounds that it might "all go horribly wrong!" ....needless to say, it didn't! :)
The tea house is now totally lined but I haven't got any photos of it completely finished yet as that bit happened over the Easter holidays whilst my camera was in America on a school trip with Last-Born!
The end may actually be in sight!!
PS. Just to clarify .......it's the lining that's finished, not the whole tea house - yet! :)