Friday 1 May 2009: the sticks
Though I'd originally wanted to document the full progression of the plastering process the fact that plasterbloke put the date back a week a couple of weeks ago meant that we'd be away for the last day of work. This turned into the last three days of work as he rang Nick just as I was leaving the office to say that he'd be working until at least Sunday afternoon and possibly into the evening. It would have been slightly more difficult to stay out of the way all weekend if we'd been in the flat and his proven ability to lock doors when leaving in the evening (and to not make too much mess) had eased my initial dread of having to leave him with access to the flat whilst we weren't there over the weekend (when any number of pipes could be bent and downstairs neighbours leaked upon).
Sheeps and plants are relaxing things. Motorised bicycles steaming along the road slightly less so but we ended up choosing an accommodation on the basis that the alternative was very near the site of a weekend-long 4*4 racing event so the occasional noise can easily be borne. Whilst the occasional sheep-noise can get quite loud it's not a siren or a stag or hen party and is therefore better than city-noise.