Even though I have been distracted by ghostly things of late, the building work continues. The builders have now finished the voltini and spent most of yesterday creating our very grand fireplace! The fireplace was already there but ugly ("brutto"). The builders very professionally cemented, plastered and painted it for us. It looks really beautiful. With the lounge room now finished, we just have to wait for the damp cement smell to go. To help the drying out process, we have turned the radiator on in that room and it already feels cosy.