This week has been an exciting one, a frustrating one and a tiring one allll rolled into one. Exciting because we knew we had a great team hard at work in the bungalow and we had daily updates of the developments. Frustrating because we weren’t there to help ourselves and tiring because each evening after work (we both work full time in Scotland) we had been staying up later than normal making plans, building websites and setting up social profiles for Burnsyde.

Burnsyde Social

We know we need to organise all these things now rather than later and although we may prefer to be at the bungalow every day to watch things develop for ourselves and be much more hands on, we know that (unfortunately) this isn’t possible so we do what we can from a distance.

When we left the place on Sunday I felt like there was little to do before we could get to work with the real plans of moving the staircase, knocking walls through, bricking up doorways and all the things that would really make a difference to the overall look and layout of the place – How I was wrong.

The daily updates were notes of how remaining walls had been stripped, coving had been removed and radiators were off the wall…..all of these things I didn’t even notice were still to be done during the weekend we were there. The excitement of getting the job started had obviously blinded me to how much was left to do!

Property Refurbishment

Dale and I finished our working week and headed home to greet our guests for the weekend. My Uni girls and their other halves were staying with us to celebrate my 30th Birthday! It was time to pop the prosecco and enjoy some laughter with some of our favourite people.

The weekend was so much fun, we climbed Conic Hill in Stirling, saw Jack Garrett at the 02, danced the night away in Glasgow and ate some of the most delicious food I have ever tasted at one of my favourite places - Hotel Du Vin.


As always the Sunday arrived too fast and as our friends left we packed the car up to hit the road ourselves! This time we were heading back to Saltburn for a whole week – this was the first time we would spend so long here since we moved to Scotland together in October 2013 – We were very excited!!

The plan for the next week - Spend time with our families & friends and get to work on Burnsyde!

Off we go!