The masonry is going brilliantly. The mason has gone off to visit family for the weekend but has nearly finished the bedroom window up to the lintel.
Most of the crepi has been chipped off the back ready for jointing.
We called in to see a blacksmith at the bottom of the road last Saturday to talk about the balcony and after a nudge this morning he turned up this afternoon full of 'no problem' 'I can do that'. And because we have scaffolding only until the end of September, he could fit the platform by then and then do the rail later. He even responded to my 'not too much later' with a grin. And he could do it slightly bigger and match the rail!
Which reminds me we still haven't heard from the guys that promised to send an estimate for the wooden balcony by the end of August. Hmmm me thinks they may have missed the boat.
And that's enough.