Category Archives: DIY

It’s been a good day……….

Although the town was busy with holidaymakers, our field trip today was productive. The jubilee clips Hubby wanted were unavailable, so he got the standard issue and then treated himself to a small toolkit. This has the necessary bits which … Continue reading

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It is the afternoon of May 1st

It’s the first of a new month and already the day is half over. It has been one of those days, one which did not start all that well due to a slight oversight regarding radio antennae and bloody EU … Continue reading

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It was different……..

In my earlier Today is………….. post I said our time was our own and we wouldn’t be doing very much. Well, the paper flowers weren’t experimented with, a little bit of shopping was done, the chili and pasta didn’t work … Continue reading

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A post about a post

No, it’s not this one from our beach walks: but a gate post. We got back from our afternoon walk and our neighbour was having her grass cut by the young lad who has a round here. She opened the … Continue reading

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DIY is a casualty of Covid

I’ve already mentioned the horrendous waiting times for hopeful delivery in respect of Hubby’s shed, which is why he still hasn’t got one.  The idea of paying £300 to £500 or so upfront for something that MAY be available for … Continue reading

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Sometimes a dream turns into a nightmare

When we bought the cottage, it was in need of a new kitchen, and as we were starting from scratch, we decided to invest in a reconditioned Rayburn solid fuel cooker which would also run our central heating. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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We planned, didn’t we……. sigh

Will we ever learn? Hubby had his figures and requirements to hand and phoned up one of the local wood merchants. The cost was way beyond what we were expecting, but this is because rather than paying for the wood … Continue reading

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Hubby has a new hat

I have made no secret of the fact that I hate sewing and that I would rather go out and buy a new shirt than sew a button on an old one. You might remember this poem from a previous … Continue reading

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People in Glass Houses……………….

should go into the greenhouse business. Our neighbour decided to get rid of her greenhouse this year so we put some thought behind having it. Two reasons really, one being that we would be able to have more success with … Continue reading

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Storm brewing

According to the weather reports, we have Storm Ciara coming our way. The wind here can be bitter, but then we are on the East Coast of the country adjacent to the North Sea. As the wind is blowing West … Continue reading

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