Firstly an apology that it's been so long without an update from me! It has been a busy start to the new decade with research, teaching, presentations and the usual ups and downs at frog end. The lab is gearing up for the move to Australia this year, and people are beginning to leave already. Thank you all for your best wishes for our engagement, I still haven't written to all my family, but I will in the next week or so!
On Friday, the builder finally finished the last part of the last job we ask him to do. His tools and mess are also finally gone from the dining room. It feels like the end of an era just managing to get him finished and out. Okay, so the window handle is gold (we asked for white), the bottom edge is oak (we asked for white!) and he removed the old cover over the wall cavity (and didn't make good). All of these minor issues are dwarfed by the fact that we got what we really wanted - him finished and gone!