I was taking the family up to Edinburgh for the Christmas Market, which is a well-known event for the city, other than the Fringe. It seemed like an excellent opportunity to revisit a great installation we did November last year.
I remember the install itself in detail, and we had to go back a number of times as the other work in the bar governed when we could apply the various levels of finish. The walls in the bar area are super high, which creates a brilliant effect, but meant we were working up at height much of the time. This can be challenging, but with the ever-capable Jordan and Lee as 'Team Stucco,' we made sure that the quality was as high as ever.
This Christmas visit was less challenging, especially as I had a delicious steak, and my son, who's currently 13, decided he would sample the Sea Bass! Makes a change from McDonald's!
Now the place is complete, the level of detail in the design, that's only made more stunning by the lighting actually surprised me. When you are up close and personal during the install, its all about the small details, but when the job is complete, the overall effect is what really counts.
It's very satisfying to revisit a client and see how well everything is going.
After an entertaining two days in Edinburgh, we headed back south on the train, and the Edinburgh Grand will be a job that I'll remember for a good while to come.