Category Archives: DIY

Deja Vu Property Two

It was like travelling back ten years, only this time it was one with a licence. One of the lesser reasons for selling the cottage three years ago was the village hall directly next door. It was used for school … Continue reading

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You’re never too old for a new beginning…………..

Forty years ago today my Dad walked me up the aisle to my first husband. We had purchased a modest but new two bedroom end of terrace property, and like all newlyweds were looking forward to making it into a … Continue reading

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Gotta get a spreadsheet or two………….

After the successful analysis of my food diary, I have done a similar exercise with anticipated costs for our house purchase. I’m not talking about the cost of the house itself and all the legal paraphernalia that goes with it, … Continue reading

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After Boating Life

It’s been a while since we took the boat up for brokerage. You can read our final trip entry here. Since then, we have been up a couple of times to run the engine, and there has been some interest, … Continue reading

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Going to Pot

No, I’m not about to hit the wacky baccy, but I am growing increasingly tired of the current state of affairs. Hubby and I have lived in a variety of properties, and at the end of our ‘tenure’ have always … Continue reading

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As promised……….

I took these pictures this morning: This is how our lounge was after our revamp 2 years ago: and the kitchen hasn’t changed much apart from the blind (and being tidied up!). In case you are curious, the big silver … Continue reading

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More varnishing and vanishing!

Maggie has had yet another restless night and we are both shattered. MSM offered to have her for the day and overnight to give us a break, and I shall be forever grateful. Something is going on in the early … Continue reading

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