I didn't want to just do a look back at 2017 post to be honest so this is a bit of a mish mash of the still 2017 and the coming 2018.
First of all I want to show you the start of a project Jon will be starting in the New Year; we managed to get this fantastic sink from a well known auction site for the great price of £40.
It is huge but luckily it will fit beautifully into the existing space, and we also have these...
Today Jon and the boys were clearing out the tractor shed which belongs to our sheep-farming neighbour and friend. He has said Jon can use the shed to store things from his tool shed and garage whilst he is changing them into the B and B. At the same time he found these tiles which we will use for the sink splashback. What a result, just as we needed something exactly like it!
Also Jon and the boys found these wonderful glass jars a bowl.The bottle I have taken to a charity shop as I didn't really like it.
In January we had to re-home Jake; we still think about him but know he is happier.
The second Airbnb room is now finished and awaiting furniture.
We are very pleased that for the first Airbnb room we already have a booking for the first weekend in January and one for February. Also, we hope to get the next phase going well as Jon begins working part time from January 10, three days a week so the way he works he will get tonnes of jobs and work done.
On a personal note I joined Slimming World in February and managed to reach my goal a good while before the end of the year by losing two and a half stones.
In April we started a long-term project - mushrooms!
There will not be any result from the plugs in the trees for another year or so. We'll see what happens next year.
By May the growing area had increased. I had the original patch along with the fruit area and patch for carrots and sweetcorn.
In October the Rayburn was lit and with the cold that came with storm Brian and Ophelia we were so pleased for it.
November saw the beginning of the festive season with things like mincemeat readied for the pies in December.