Category Archives: DIY

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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Kitchenituspilferous Tips for Beginners

What’s this I hear you ask? What is kitchenituspilferous? This is not an original phrase, but I can’t for the life of me remember where I first heard it, but it rules long, hard and fast in our house/ boathold … Continue reading

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Sleeping in………… not

For the first time in years we forgot to put the clocks forward last night! British Summer Time is here and so when we awoke at 7.45, it was actually 8.45. Not that we’ve been playing catchup all day though. … Continue reading

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Knock On Effect (The early hours)

To continue: We had a plan today, insomuch as I was going to keep Maggie out of Hubby’s way whilst he did some more varnishing along the corridor which would get brushed with fur if she so much as looked … Continue reading

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Good Friday!

No, don’t get excited, this is nothing to do with the Easter Bunny arriving early. After the roller blind fiasco yesterday, we have had a superb day today and four new venetian blinds are hanging up in the boat. Not … Continue reading

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A shopping we will go…………..

Food prices, especially fruit, are on the rise again. My list these days consists of meat (optional depending on stew, ‘proper’ dinner, curry or spaghetti bolognese), veg, fruit and milk. Not very inspiring is it. I’ve bought cheese this month, … Continue reading

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Carrying On

The guy who came about the cooker was a chancer, wanting something for next to nothing, expecting us to fall for his implication that he’d be doing us a favour taking it off our hands. From the pictures he showed … Continue reading

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