Well, we started out well with a fast and successful re-org of the coal cellar, here are the obligatory before and after photos
!http://lornajane.net/uploads/house/coal_before.jpg!
!http://lornajane.net/uploads/house/coal_after.jpg!
We did have help:
!http://lornajane.net/uploads/house/coal_helper.jpg!

Since then we've sanded bits of fireplace, touched up the paintwork where we can see bits we've missed, and cut and stained a bunch more skirting boards, although now I'm not sure about the colour of the stain so we're kind of stalled ...

Simon: Great to see you and thanks for your help!