Creating the Coffee Shop
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Bill reflecting on the servery

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A minute (or minuet) for piano practice

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Tulips in bloom

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Emily happy planting

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Raised bed planted. Fingers crossed for no frost

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Doors ready to open

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Old school corner

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Coffee shop and servery nearly ready

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Emily practises making a latte

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Our trolly gets a rain hood

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Outdoor tables and chairs

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Tables and chairs in place inside the coffee shop

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School desks waiting for pupils

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Servery with train above

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Clock's ticking

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Daffs out

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Coffee shop kitchen with two sinks under the window

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Coffee shop kitchen nearly installed

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Bulbs coming up nicely

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Our new entrance door painted

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New gate next to the fence

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Bill's new door for his shed/store

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Accessible entrance with new water pipes installed below

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Main entrance to coffee shop with new steps

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Basin installed in utility room

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Cloakroom bench in entrance hall

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Bunk room bookcase installed

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Chandelier in mezzanine bedroom

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Ceiling lights in coffee shop

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Old wall light working

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What Not in situ

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Victorian bookcase with Victorian books inside

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Arts and crafts dresser in place in the coffee shop

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Iroko worktops fitted

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Emily under the Coffee Shop clock

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Coffee Shop servery awaiting worktops

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New laid pipe ready to be connected at the Old School

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50mm water pipe going in

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Peter and his mini digger

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Pipe awaiting connection to the water mains

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Coffee Shop - a hive of activity

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Bathroom finished

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First piano movement

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Do you know the piano's on my foot?

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Furniture in place

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Oh the weather outside is frightful...

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Let it snow, let it snow...

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Mezzanine populated

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Emily in the midst of unpacking 200 boxes of stuff

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Bill wondering where all the stuff will go

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Bathroom with driftwood

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Ready for our stuff

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Lights on, woodburner lit

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Derek fitting the new doors for the Coffee Shop

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Coffee shop toilets ready for 'pottery'

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Kitchen cabinets and worktop under construction

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Bunk room basics in place

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Emily imagining our young helpers in the bunk room

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New (extended) mullion almost in place - nobody move!

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Breakfast bar under construction

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John, Bill's friend from way back, cutting engineered floorboards to size

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New oak flooring in one of the bedrooms

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Chris fitting the arches to the bookcase

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Bookcase nearing completion

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James (the Blacksmith) and his team fitting the balusters and balcony

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Bill looking for cash in the attic

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Opening for new doors in the Coffee Shop

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New stone for extending the mullion in the doorway - defrosting in the Coffee Shop

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Saloon doors between the servery and the Coffee Shop kitchen

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Coffee shop toilet tiled

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Derek fitting the main door to the dwelling

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Dwelling kitchen taking shape

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Unpacking the flat packs

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John completes the wood flooring in the bunk room

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Woodburning stove in the dwelling gets its smoke test

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Stove showing transition from single to insulated flue

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Derek making a cupboard in the entrance hall

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Chris working on bookcases

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Bookcase waiting for arches

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Ian with completed entrance ramp

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Stairs in place, waiting for balustrade

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Derek & Chris, our joiners, fitting the stairs

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Bookcase desk taking shape

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Keiran cleans up with, in the background, props in place in the enlarged opening for two new doors to the Coffee Shop

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Bathroom tiled and fitted, ready for painting

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Arch in Coffee Shop ready for hearth

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Access ramp under construction

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Raised bed completed with wood trim, ready for filling

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Indian stone to be used to form the hearths for the woodburning stoves

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Duggie & Neil fitting the new door and window

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Rear corridor plastered

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Knotty door with stopping applied

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North wall painted with base cabinets for the bookcase in place

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Painters at work on North wall of dwelling

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South end of Coffee Shop ceiling showing plastering and repaired truss

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Andy at work plastering the Coffee Shop ceiling

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Seat under dog owners' shelter

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Semi-circular seat for dog owners

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Dog owners' shelter being built

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Wardrobes showing modification to fit under ceiling

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Wardrobes installed, clear-up elf in background

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Framework for wardrobes in mezzanine bedroom

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Paul, our tiler, at work in the shower room

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Tiling in the shower room

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Bathroom tiles ready for grouting

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Bathroom tiling in progress

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First course of stones laid for the raised flower bed

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Air source heat pump in place

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Dwelling clear looking East

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Dwelling clear looking West

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Detail of new gate showing sconce for candle

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New gates & arch before painting

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Emily tamping the concrete for the raised bed footings

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Featherboarding completed

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Emily with ice sheet

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Emily (with seven layers - not veils) building the fence

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DC to AC inverter for electricity generated on our roof

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New panels on the South wall

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Concrete slab down in the coffee shop

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Our plumbers fixing our photovoltaic solar panels

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Pergola finished

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Ceiling plastered

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East window with floor detail completed

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Bath under wraps

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West window with new window ledge

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Bedroom three - first plaster and bathroom fittings waiting to be fitted

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Bedroom two - first plaster

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Window-ledges going in

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New entrance doorframe and window waiting to be fitted

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Bill under the pergola imagining the grapevine

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Emily under the pergola imagining the climbing roses

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Plastering in progress

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New windows in East end of the dwelling

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Refurbished dormers painted

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New windows in the West end of the dwelling

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Pergola as darkness falls

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Pergola looking West

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Basic pergola frame in place

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Sandblasted trusses looking west

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Mullion sandblasted back to stone

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Drains going in

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Emily looking for finds

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Ford across the Murk

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Looking down the path to the Co-op

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Emily looking East

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Looking down to the station

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School with former headteacher's cottage

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