Weekly update -  Kev has spent a few days rendering the walls of the en-suite bathroom. It was an outside store cupboard so the walls were pebble dashed and then painted white. Now they are relatively smooth waiting for the tiles to go on. 
All week the lye water has been dripping. We have about a gallon now, just need to do the egg test to see if it is strong enough to make soap.
Bodged up lye maker                                Home-made lye
Thursday the frame for the solar panels turned up but it needs to be painted before it can be placed on the roof. We will then have all our panels securely fixed, about 1.4kw coming in at peak time!
Friday we went out and bought all the tiles for the en-suite, it´s only taken 18 months but finally it shall be done!!!!