Thanks to everyone who offered to help with hanging wallpaper in response to us struggling so much to make this happen - it was our first time hanging wallpaper but that wasn't the hard part. This project stalled badly due to a combination of lack of time on my part and the sheer volume of prep needed on a house this age which has been neglected! Thankfully my parents came for lunch last weekend and pushed us in the right direction with a combination of instructions and practical help :)
I haven't posted about the house for ages, mostly because I haven't been around enough to do much with this project at all! Some months ago (July to be precise) I moved out of the bedroom I use as an office here and into an attic, so we could redecorate the office. To cut a rather long story short, After several holes in walls and other such carrying-on, I'm finally back into my office!