To answer the vital question: yes we survived the inspection. The interior has been approved and two minor points remained. One was a document that needed to be submitted (a letter had been written when the council wanted a form) and the second was a small section of railing that needed to be higher. Both details have been attended to, and we are awaiting the official sign-off.
We have however, moved into the new part of the house and spent the long weekend shifting furniture. Never people to turn something into a small job when it could be bigger, we’ve rearranged most of the house. It’s still a work in progress, but we’re at the fun part now.
And school has begun for the year. The house is eerily quiet today, but writing and paid work may actually recommence. I’m busy dreaming up the “next big project” and trying to catch up on such vital tasks as coffee drinking, model train playing and reading “Bananas in Pyjamas” out loud umpteen times (to Blithe Boy not myself).