The first came from the removal men as they brought our house contents back in. “Looks different.”

Next, one of the carpet fitters kept taking photographs of the view across the valley.

Another one called me up to say how great he thought the place was.

Then my two brothers turned up on Sunday. They were thrilled to see the new look of the old place, amazed that I had finally made some decisions.

So I have to give credit to the designer and builder, and actually to thank you both for your efforts. I am delighted/honoured that the house will feature in at least one portfolio.