The trip was worth it despite the long drive. The weather was warm and we met with all the people that we wanted to, marked out the rooms complete with cupboards, toilets and baths and I got to actually see the house. The walls are finished and the roof is on although the windows have yet to be put in place. One thing that is amazing is that you can see the house from all around and it is quite striking. This view is from our neighbour's garden. I love the slightly excentric looking tower and the proportions. After seeing it Ian could not sleep all night because he was so excited! We have a lot of work to do but it is progressing at last.