Category Archives: DIY

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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Cowboys at work?

Sometimes it’s quite interesting watching the world go by from one’s lounge, or in this instance, repair men carrying out maintenance. A van pulled up outside the house opposite and three guys got out. Next thing we see is the … Continue reading

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Fans for the Memory………………..

It was another hot and oppressive night last night. Sadly Hubby’s plan with placing the fan in the hall on oscillate didn’t materialise as 1) there was no socket in close proximity, 2) the extension lead was snaking across vital … Continue reading

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These past two days

We’ve been worried about Maggie so if I’ve appeared a little out of sorts or distracted, this is why. Last week we took her to the vet because there was a lump under her left eye. The diagnosis was a … Continue reading

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DIY done

The spare room has been painted and come up a treat. Hubby has also given the skirting boards a new coat of gloss. It looks like we may have to replace the blind but that shouldn’t be too expensive, and … Continue reading

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DIY calls

We’re at it again, or should I say Hubby is. One of the last things on the Snag List is to paint the small bedroom. Although the property was clean and presentable when we moved in, it has transpired that … Continue reading

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