Today, the scaffolding went up on the side of our House. I've been waiting for this to happen for months. Unfortunately, we have a couple of problems with our Chimney. The first being that it is leaking water, straight down the wall in my Bedroom. As you can see in the photographs, not only has it affected the lovely new plaster, that is on the walls, but also the Coving, which has now parted company with the wall. Which also means any creepy crawlies, from the loft can also get through the crack. (If you click on the pictures, they will pop up bigger). The previous owners of the House had also had a problem with water getting in, and we had been assured that it had been rectified, but as you can see it obviously wasn't. The other problem is that in the boys sitting room, we have a lovely log burner fitted. But because the opening in the Chimney is so big, the smoke is only getting so far up the Chimney and then its coming back and filling the log burner with Smoke. So we now have a qualified fitter, coming to put a new flue down the Chimney, to join up with the flue on the log burner. The Chimney as is, is going to be taken down completely and a new Chimney put up. Hopefully, no more leaky bedroom and a log burner that we will be able to use this winter. I'm also hoping that I will be able to complete the pointing while the scaffolding is up, which got delayed last year, when I ended up in Hospital. Once all the work is completed outside, we are going to redecorate our bedroom and maybe I'll be able to finally hang some of my pictures on the wall..