Thursday was the day that they finally got round to starting the doorway. Tom came round on his own, and as well as fixing a few paving slabs to cover up the concrete footing of the wall (not sure what that means!) he managed to take the old window out, knock the wall out from underneath and build up some new blocks, ready for the carpenter to come in and fit the doorframe, which will hopefully happen on Saturday.
As you can see from the photos, it was quite a messy job, so we had to put dust sheets over everything in the kitchen. Even then though, the whole place seems to be covered in a fine layer of orange brick dust! Oh well, at least it’s on the way now.