Edward and Tom have started stripping the wallpaper. Scratch that. They have finished stripping the wallpaper and I must say despite the mess and chaos it looks fab. I can see where it is going and I love it. One problem though. They found damp. Ouch! Not surprising as large parts of my ground floor are underground. The building report showed nothing and we were surprised. We definitely expected some moisture. Might have something to do with years of drought finally breaking with a big momma of a la Nina. Wet, wet, wet for months. Good news is that it can be fixed. Bad news is the price goes up. But my mad Irish painters are very competitive on price so it is onwards and upwards ... or is that downwards and underground. Plaster off, sealant x lots, plaster on, paint and then address the drainage problems. Fun! Paint soon though. Oooooh paint!!!!!!