This has been a lot of fun to read through... very thorough photo journal RCA!
I'm kind of surprised that no one else has mentioned it yet, so I will... Those pieces of wood!!!!Its a good thing that you're on the other side of the pond, or else I'd be sneaking into your house to steal them! They look AMAZING!
I can't wait to see the finished product! (BTW, what fish are you planning to stock? And what input will you allow your nephew, "the gravel washer"?)