Category Archives: Site Preparation

Oscar’s Wish List

Oscar is getting very excited about the new house.  He loves to tell people that a bulldozer is going to come and smash our house down and that we are going to live in a little house while we build a new one.  Today he told me what we needed to have in the house:

  • Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Play roon
  • Basketball place
  • Cricket place

Obviously he has some supporting aspirations!  He later told us the house needed to have grass on the roof  – too much Grand Designs I think.

We’re  coming into a lovely weekend so the plan is to start tackling the salvage of the garden today.  It’s sad to see all our hard work being pulled up, but exciting to make a start at the same time.

Back yard


View of the garage from the back door
Dermie’s Home
Back yard
Front yard

Salvage Work Begins

With Oscar’s birthday out of the way, we can now start work to salvage our garden.  We will save anything that can be dug up / removed / potted and put aside until the construction is over and we can start the garden from scratch again:

  • Plants
  • Sleepers
  • Soil
  • Pebbles and stones
  • Pavers
Oscar has already made a start.
I’m not sure how long it will take him to move all the soil in that truck.  Lucky he got a Bulldozer for his birthday!