Today we carried on doing the 1st layer of the blocks, filling in the straight portions between the corners. Even though we had a delayed start (due to a haircut session!) we still did two loads of mortar, one for the morning and one for the afternoon. We did 49 blocks in total and have completed all the way around the Great Room, Kitchen, Hall and Entertainment room, and almost the front section of the Utility Room.
So tomorrow, Just got the one more block to finish the front wall, and then the long run of 19 blocks to the back and to the beginning of where we started yesterday! We had used quite a lot of mortar for this tier of the wall so when we do the 2nd (plus the 3rd and the top 4th) tier, which will have a much more controlled mortar thickness (a thin 10mm thick instead of a rough 20mm), our mortar will go much further indeed and we may run out of time before the mortar goes off. We will see!!