Yes we eventually moved in on 22nd
August 2018 when we manage to get permission for a temporary
occupation certificate from the Aberdeen Council. We are not quite
finished yet, but we are getting there. The plan now is to complete
everything by end of 2019, this to include landscaping.
I am still working in Nigeria doing about 260 days a year away to
keep the funds rolling in. I am looking to retire in March 2020 and
then I'll write the final chapter of the build. Taken me 24 years so
far, but when you look at the Tower, its all been worth it.
Couple of photos attached for you.
Phill, Meryl & Catherine
The Pools and the Tower
The Tower taken on 2nd March 2019
Chandelier and fire in the Great Hall
Catherine Ice Skating
I bought the land in 1995 and up to 2008
I was clearing and draining the land, building the Log Store and
Doocot (Garage). Putting down the foundations for the Tower, digging
out the new pool extension (bit Cate is skating on), building the
bridge and the weir for the new pool. I actually started the
building of the Tower from the foundations in March 2008. Sort of a
2 phase project.
Yes we are very happy in the Tower. Catherine, my step-daughter, is
just 20 now and studying at Aberdeen University to be come a
surgeon. She is also a top class ice skater and competes at
semi-international level as and Ice Dancer. She has also skated for
a number of years in a 16 girl synchro-team. But unfortunately the
pressure of university life to become a Doctor has curtailed her
skating time, but she still manages to skate most days as the rink
is only 5 minute walk from her apartment in Aberdeen, she comes home
to the Tower at weekends.
Last photos of the Christmas present we bough ourselves, the
tapestry, which actually came from Canada.
Will keep you posted as we continue to progress.
Tapestry from Canada as our Christmas