What a way to spend the morning!
I've just been admiring the cracked, weathered beauty of reclaimed bricks, and discussing the virtues of Spanish slate, Yorkshire ash concrete, Cotswold stone, and English limestone.
Just spent the past hour meeting with, Jim, one of the DEB’s brother’s best mates who is an exceptional builder and craftsman. Jim is proposing designs for the fireplace in our new living room.
The DEB spent the weekend stripping our chimney-breast of its ghastly 1970s-inspired wallpaper, and now we hope to transition the fireplace from a funky, uber-mod gas fire (complete with its designer, faux sea stones for a fake, beach-side fire effect) in favour of a more rustic, real fire.
Jim has given us tons of options, and loads of ideas to consider. With such infinite possibilities, it makes me hope, just a little, that winter will last forever!