I think I've been in a vacuum - planning went in....and like getting pregnant, there's not a great deal you can do until the times up!
I think this feeling of doldrums is a result of much head bashing against various brick walls - when you try and do something unusual people try to put barriers in your path. Using ancient build techniques shouldn't be like that....but it generally is, people are too happy to point out all the negatives.
This week we had a meeting with our lovely builder - and it looks like we could have a start date...planning permitting....and a lot of other things permitting.
We have speeded things up by spurning straw - a big and unpleasant choice to have to make - but given the choice of building this year or waiting yet another year, green 'sips' panels have won the day.
The Husband has researched some wizzy materials, so I hope when we discuss this next week with the builder he agrees that they are suitable.
Also next week....it's the visit from the planning officer.....it's a big week ahead!