This week saw the arrival of Rachel's latest dolls house project at our home, courtesy of her parents.
In a change to tradition, Rachel chose a modern house as her next one-twelfth scale property to tackle (until now, the most 'modern' property she had decorated was her 1950's diner).
She had purchased the 'Malibu Beach House' second hand but still in kit form, which her dad had very kindly offered to assemble (it turned out to have come with hundreds of parts and only the vaguest of instructions).
With lockdown easing, it meant Rachel's parents were able to deliver the new property to Rachel's dedicated dolls house room.
It's currently on a low bench, to allow easy access for the work that still needs to be done on it.
After the chimney, "roof terrace", and railings have been installed, the three foot plus tall mansion will be moved on top of the pigeonhole book case at the right-hand end of the room.
The house has about half-a-dozen, large-sized, rooms to furnish, and while Rachel has already purchased (or had purchased for her) quite a few small elements, she has yet to tackle the larger fixtures-and-fittings.
And the first "visitor" to the Malibu Beach House?
Tiny Alice (my 40th birthday present for Rachel):