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That’s all folks!

After 189 posts dating back to 6 September 2012, this will be the last entry on the blog as we have finished the main renovation of Copdock Hall barn. I may resurrect it if we do further work on the … Continue reading

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Cover and out

One of the final jobs has been to install a temporary cover for the designated kitchen area. We needed something to give caterers protection while also excluding the local birdlife and their waste products. It was a last minute job … Continue reading

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Bye bye caravan

It was a sad day at the barn today as we waved goodbye to the builders’ caravan which, to be honest, was starting to look a bit pikey. Nigel shed a tear as he drove it off to the great … Continue reading

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Flying rats

Ken Livingstone famously called them ‘flying rats’ – an appropriate description for bleedin’ pigeons. They get everywhere and are quite happy to leave the contents of their bowels everywhere…in this case in the lobby between the kitchen/boiler room and barn. … Continue reading

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Mirror, mirror on the wall…

…who is the fairest of them all? Bonnie and Diane share differing stances alongside the new mirrors in the ladies loo. Most of the fixtures and fittings are now in which has been a great effort by Diane.

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Brush with boredom

When will the painting finish? Like the Forth Bridge, the painting needs seem endless round the barn – here I’m painting two doors into the boiler room and would-be kitchen. It doesn’t get more fun than this…

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Gateway to the south

After a coat of primer and two of paint, the entrance gate to the courtyard is painted and ready for opening and shutting…and locking. It’s only a gate but I’ve fallen in love with it.

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Sign of the times

Well…it’s official. Signs have gone out in the area and at the entrance to Copdock Hall advertising our Wedding Fair on 26 April. At this stage we don’t know how many people will attend…20, 200, 2000? For that reason we … Continue reading

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Painting…and more painting

We’re coming to the business end of the renovation with the internal dressing of Copdock Hall barn and the finishing touches to things like gates and outside doors. To help Diane with the tasteful decoration of the main┬ábarn and Walsingham … Continue reading

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Watching the water sources

One of the biggest challenges of the renovation has been anticipating future uses and getting the infrastructure in to accommodate it. Although we’re nearing the end of the project, that doesn’t stop. We will be building a mobile bar in … Continue reading

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