Since there's so much to do, we got straight into it. With the help of P and D, we drank a bottle of Moet, then we ripped out the lino.
Over the weekend, there's been a small army of helpers and we've managed to get the walls washed - orange power is brilliant at removing 50 years of cigarette smoke residue. Most of the floors are sanded and waxed, the furniture we're keeping is stacked out of the way. We have a functional back door and the revolting old stove is in a skip.