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Oh the joys of a home ren­o­va­tion project. We’ve been with­out a bath­room for a while now – a leaky shower that wasn’t cov­ered by in­sur­ance put the main bath­room out of ac­tion for some months.

A few weeks ago, I bit the bul­let and fi­nally ar­ranged to get the thing fixed.

And of course it turned into the mother of all fixes – a com­plete gut­ting of the bath­room with new tiles, bath, van­ity, toi­let and paint. The only thing that’s go­ing back in is the shower glass.

So hope­fully by the end of this week we’ll have a bath back in ac­tion and I just might have my en­suite back to my­self.

I won’t miss the mid­dle of the night vis­i­tors, the early morn­ing ris­ers, or the chaos of teenagers head­ing out for the evening.

I’m also quite look­ing for­ward to a long hot soak in a brand new tub - with any luck it might drown out the pain of the dent in the bank bal­ance.

- Shan­non.

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