We've also agreed for Zenith to come in and do our windows for us (Fiona, who was it who did yours? I can't find the posts now), which I'm quite excited about. We didn't think we'd be able to afford this for a while even though it really needs doing but as I'll be getting a legacy from Granddad, we can manage it now, which is really cool.
The fireplace is being installed next week (woooo!) and then the chimney sweep is coming nearly a week later (earliest I could get him) after which we'll be able to have real open fires! I'm really excited about it. All in all, come February, you won't recognise the place. Perhaps we'll have a second house warming or something.
Finally, in the faith in human nature section, I managed to leave my purse in the pub on Friday (yes, I know, I'm really ditzy at the moment - not sure why) and not only did I get it back but all the cash was in it too. I'm monitoring the cards for fraud but it looks like the good guys might have come up trumps for me!