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Operation `Ready For Teddy` Blog 1 – Pre-Start Works


It`s been a busy week at home this week with lots of excitement and bustle about the build. I am very excited as I have a wonderful vantage point from my Peppa Pig deck chair looking out onto the site, and this is what I saw from my room with a view this week:

Sunday: Daddy and our Neighbours, father and son team Richard and Josh moved the shed to make way for my new Indoor Garden. It looked very heavy but they did a very good job and I helped Mummy make them some bacon sandwiches as their reward when they finished. (although due to his very sore tonsillitis poor Richard couldn’t manage any – what dedication).

Monday:  Today started with a visit from some Builders who are coming to do some works on the site, after a few minutes of looking down a big hole they all seemed happy as did Mummy and off they went;

Wednesday: Mummy has been very busy working on lots some drawings and talking to people on the phone to finalise the design ahead of works starting so everyone knows what my room will look like and what it`s going to be made of. Lesley and Trevor came for a visit today. Raife and I got to play with Lesley while Trevor and Daddy connected some external power ready for the Builders to use;

Thursday: Mummy met with the Structural Engineer today, to work out some details about my room including how best to have flexibility for hanging swings etc. Grandad is going to make some fittings so I can hang my swings, seesaw and hammock anywhere I want. Clever Grandad! The Builders  I saw on Monday returned and spent a little longer looking down the hole before connecting some pipes.

Saturday: Trevor, Lesley and Mummy had a very early start as they met some more people on site at 7.30am! Raife and I were still in our pajamas! Mummy says we now have someone to dig some deep holes for the foundations and someone to build some of the walls. I am especially excited about seeing the hole digging!

Trevor spend A LOT of time on his phone this week co-ordinating the various Builders and Suppliers, I think we must be keeping him very busy. I don`t think he will have any time for Lesley’s jobs this week!

So preparation works have gone very well this week, we even have our first materials arriving, and I am very excited to see what next week brings as the digger rolls in and we officially start Operation Ready for Teddy!

Mummy and Daddy  we would like to thank the following for their involvement in getting things `project ready`this week!

 Adam Sims at Energy Compliance Ltd (Energy Assessor)

Ashley and Jake at DNA Property Services (Drainage Works); and of course

Trevor, Lesley, Richard and Josh x x x x 

Hmmm, just checking over the drawings and working out where my slide is going!

Hmmm, just checking over the drawings and working out where my slide is going!

Job one - Done

Job one – Done

Surplus wall ties generously donated to our build

Surplus wall ties generously donated to our build

Daddy, Richard and Josh more the shed in readiness for the works which I watch on

Daddy, Richard and Josh move the shed in readiness for the works while I watch on



2 thoughts on “Operation `Ready For Teddy` Blog 1 – Pre-Start Works

  1. how exciting is this!!!

  2. Eddison, I am pleased you enjoyed the week. The next two weeks will be very exciting. Trev

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