It's been a while, so here we go:
The walls of the staircase are almost but not quite finished. All we have left to do is the little bit under the stairs on the ground floor.
In the kitchen the wall tiles have been laid (do you lay tiles on a wall? If not, what do you call it? Glueing sounds haphazard, and "putting" even more so). Today Patrick returns to grout them, then we can put the range hood up. After that all that needs doing is a final coat of paint. Oh - and the sink and taps, which still haven't been installed.
The dining area (too bijou to be an actual dining room) has been panelled with lambris.