Finally, after years of talking about it, the building work has started on my new kitchen.
Week 1 - having cleared as much as possible into storage, the old kitchen suddenly looks spacious and I wonder what I have done. The builders arrive, as does the rain, and by mid week the progress seems disappointing slow. Reader, I am impatient. By the end of the week there are a set of lovely neat trenches ready for the new footings and I'm happy again.
This is the week the dust has started in earnest. Foundations went down before more heavy rain, and the team have dismantled a chunk of the back wall to make the new opening. The bricklayers worked with diligence and dodgy tunes and the new flank wall was up by the end of the week. The new space is now tangible, and I'm very excited.