Thursday, 31 December 2015

Happy New Year - Thanks 2015!

It's been a good year for us and we've been listing our achievements this year on the house project. It's great to be able to list what you've done, when life gets in the way it's easy to see all the things still to do. So today we're celebrating how far we've come.

So here's what we can remember that happened this year:-

  • Pointing the house was finished
  • Finished painting baby girl's room
  • Renovated my chair
  • Serviced the mower
  • We got planning permission to build an extension (thank God)
  • We put up the chicken pen to keep the fox out
  • We built the children a play area and the play house
  • The vegetable beds and greenhouse were built
  • The boiler was moved
  • The services were dug for the cabin
  • Little man's room was gutted, then insulated, boarded, plastered, painted and wallpapered.
  • The fireplace was stripped and repainted
  • We removed the old kitchen and put in a new (to us) kitchen.
  • Tiled the new kitchen
  • Laid the concrete pad for the cabin
  • Built cabin
  • Painted cabin again and again and again... then again
  • Hatched baby chicks
  • Grew mountains of fruit and veg and preserved loads of it

We also managed to cook, clean, go to work, live life, go on holiday and kept both kids alive all year!

Go team Udall.

Let's be clear all our results came as a result of hard work and so much support and help from our friends and family, so thanks guys.

Wishing you all a fantastic 2016

A few photos of our year follow


  1. Happy New year guys! You've done so much this year! Well done, it's a great list of achievements, and I'm glad you've taken a minute to write them down, make sure how well you've done sinks in. I hope that you get as much done in the next 12 months as well, hard working families always earn my respect and you guys have certainly earnt mine!

  2. What a great list of achievements, wishing you all a wonderful 2016.

  3. Reading the list, and looking at the pics you certainly achieved a lot - you can be proud of what you achieved!

    All good wishes for 2016 - from us in South Africa to you, and yours, in your beautiful and tranquil part of the world :)

  4. What a great list of achievements! A Happy New Year to you :)

  5. The reason I started a house blog was to see where we've come on our building project. And even though we've come a long way, it was a hard year for me. I lost several loved ones to death, and moving away, and was just way too busy. I'm excited for the new year though. New Year, New Beginnings. Happy New YEar!

    Cindy Bee

  6. Kirsty - you guys have been super busy and look at all that you have accomplished! congratulations! it's been great fun following your progress over 2015 and i look forward to see what you all get up to in 2016 - it's going to be an awesome year!

    sending much love to you and all of the udall's! your friend,

  7. You really did get a lot done. 2015 wasn't that great a year for us, or most of the people I keep up with. I'm glad it was a good year for your family, and I hope 2016 goes the same way!

  8. Thanks for all the encouragement last year guys x

  9. Just found you through Kev's blog, looks like you had a great year!
    Really inspirational, looking forward to seeing your progress for 2016, wishing you all the best,

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