East or West, Home's Best

A time came, probably in the 1930s, when the Berry family must have declared the original fireplace 'so last century' and replaced it with something significantly less twiddly and more trendy.  Another eighty years on and now no longer fashionable or original, we decide that it may be time for it to have another face-lift.

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Yorkshire. Bath Capital of the World

Over 9 months here and the absence of a bathroom has been concentrating our minds.  The 'temporary' shower cubicle in the old sluice room does a fine job of keeping us clean, and we've adapted out of necessity to embrace the functional, yet wonky 'no frills' spaces in the house just as much as the grander ones.  But after a long day of digging or lugging I miss not having a bath to soak in.  A bath is my chicken soup.

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Bathroom Time Travel.....

We've grown used to exposing modern plaster or very ordinary paint layers beneath the wallpaper so far; and sure enough, plaster peeps through - that and standard issue pale mint social services paint.  But there's something else.  Where the paint flakes back, there are lines, and what's more the lines seem to join together to form shapes......

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