So, after a couple of stumbles, the brickwork is complete.
We are still happy with the progress we have seen so far, considering we didn't get started until mid November, and we missed 2.5 weeks over Christmas, ultimately we've really only been building for 10 weeks so far, which has our hopes high for getting the keys earlier than we had scheduled. (Which would be GREAT, mums house is getting a little cramped :-)
So here below are the latest pics with the brickwork finished, we believe the electrical will be done next week and I suppose from then on it's just the internals and fittings etc. It seems as though the rest of the work to be done should happen rather quickly., although we're trying to stay grounded so as to not set expectations too high.