We hope you enjoyed following our build story on grand designs ?
When we set out on our self-build adventure in March 2019 we had no idea what to expect.
It was an enormous learning curve with blood, sweat and Covid tiers thrown in for good measure.
Find out what we plan to do next?...
We have finished our R&R hosting room, offering support to other brain tumour and cancer sufferers and already had our first guests to stay.
One of the main reasons we applied for Grand Designs was to raise awareness for brain tumours and the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust which is where we first met.
I'm also very keen to share my experiences of self building and possibly explore project management in the near future.
My father, staff and I are back running The Brick Works Pub which despite the pandemic is still doing well and we are very grateful to all our loyal supporters and regulars.
I have always loved making, creating and photographing things. It has been something I have been able to do or think about even when I have no energy and my head is always full of ideas.
Over the years of cancer treatment, hospital visits and daily struggles with energy levels, even on the days where a small walk in the garden was all I could manage, I would notice intricate details like the individual seeds of a dandelion head.
I learnt the basics of the wonderful craft of Needle Felting and now make bespoke animals. Each one has its own character and no two are the same. I have made baby mobiles, wedding cake toppers, Christmas tree decorations and pet commissions for family and friends.
Creating our home together has been a huge challenge but a great joy too and we are absolutely loving every minute living in it now.
Designing the interior of our barn and adding the finishing touches hopefully compliments Greg's incredible building work and eye for detail.
Last summer we created a flower bed and planted lots of seeds including Alliums and Cosmos. I never knew how much I would totally love gardening, even weeding!
We would love to be able to encourage and inspire other people going through tough times.