It's about 11 metres from the house to the street. The first trench that I dug unearthed some old foundations. It wasn't worth trying to go through them, so I had to start again and go around. We've been luckier the second time. I still have to deepen the trench to 2ft (60 cm) and at the house end I have to dig a tunnel (similar to a prison break) under the concrete path to the house wall.
The Ikea kitchen units arrived this morning, so we will be busy assembling them over the weekend. Then it will be time to start thinking seriously about the kitchen and bathroom plumbing.