We're having a wood-fired range installed to run the central heating and hot water at the end of November. But before it can be put in, we needed to get the walls on to which radiators will be mounted plastered.
Particularly in need of some plastering and repair is the Sitting Room, where the most obvious evidence that this was never a rich-man's house is still currently visible.
The original walls are a wonderful hotch-potch of stones, bricks, tiles, mud, lime and muck. They're flung together by hands that had other things to spend money on, and whilst they're solid, they're not the type of wall that you really leave on show.
So we set about mixing a sloppy blend of NHL5 (because we had some spare), builders sand, and a little sharp sand, and shoved it (literally) in to any hole that was deep enough to present a problem for the plasterer.
The place now looks like a much flatter, but still wonderfully bodgy mix of materials.
We also had to get a window sill in place so that the plasterer could work up to it, so I cut a large piece of green oak and layed it on a bed of lime.