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The garden walls

July was very hot in Portugal. The builder spent over 3 weeks building the stone front wall (stage 13). Steve sent us photos. Meanwhile, the painter started work inside the house (stage 11), the interior doors were made (and then remade because the joiner mistakenly made them without panels), and the front door and the frames of the hall window were put in (stage 10).

In August we got the estimate for the kitchen. Although we had already chosen Siemens appliances it turned out that the kitchen fitter only works with Teka. We had rather hurriedly to choose replacement appliances from the Teka range before we went on holiday, so that Steve could get the order in before he in turn went on holiday. The kitchen mock-ups have some incorrect features, but are fun to look at.