So the planning permission was finally granted in November and then we had some weather! And then it was Christmas ... and New Year ... and finally, work was due to begin on Monday 15th January. BUT snow was forecast and then the snow arrived and kept on arriving! Today was the first day we had the car out - so that John could drive over to pick up the community snowplough for his turn at doing his public duty! In the meantime, just before Christmas, our neighbour planted a hedge all along our borders! We hope to be able to report some progress on building works soon - or at least before the end of 2018!