Monthly Archives: December 2012

We’re in!

It’s over a year since I started roughing out extensions to our house on my iPad, and exactly a year since our architect son-in-law Paulo Costa was out from London and we discussed his preliminary sketches with our builder, Bruce … Continue reading

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Christmas parade

Martinborough’s Christmas parade, held yesterday, was the biggest we’ve seen.

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We’ve a disaster and a triumph in the fortnight since my last report on the Martinborough build. We knew things were going to slow down building-wise, because Bruce had a date with the surgeon’s knife in Masterton Hospital to have … Continue reading

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The importance of a good address

Martinborough…Mayfair…what’s the difference? Living next door to St Andrew’s Anglican Church, we see a few marriages and funerals. They can be interesting, but today was exceptional. I walked out of our place on the way to Mitre 10 and almost … Continue reading

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Plastering started yesterday, by George Love and Marten Winterburn, professional plasterers from Upper Hutt. The job would have been done by our builder, Bruce Henderson, but unfortunately he’s been called up to have a gallstones operation tomorrow. This will see … Continue reading

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