So off Richard goes with his bucket of concrete round the back of the house...there followed a silence then a lot of swearing! Yep one touch of the wall and it had practically collapsed on top of him! It would seem that years of rubbish patching and little or no maintenance for the last 4 winters had taken its toll rather more then we had thought.
Poor Rich has spent the last week pretty much rebuilding the whole thing, its not a job we can leave as the frost will demolish whats left of it so it needs doing NOW! Luckily the weather for the last week has been tropical which has help a lot as everything it drying really fast. As I type Rich is finishing the job off and can hopefully get back to the fireplace next week.