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Notes from Swindon - home of the Magic Roundabout



Cordless family life

Freed from the constraints of having to find an appropriate combination of socket, circuit breaker, and extension lead, I could now just grab-and-go.

We’ve been meaning to get some plastering done in our house for ages. Some of the previous renovations were a bit slap-dash! The impending arrival of baby Wintle has forced us to get a move on with the home improvements…. Continue Reading →

This probably classes as the most disgusting thing I’ve ever had to do.

There are several things in our house that have gone unmended for a long time. But I’m finally getting in gear and making them work again. First off was the grill. With my pen poised to sign a blank cheque, I called the Hotpoint/Indesit service centre.

For some reason, we always thought that we had cavity wall insulation in our house.

It’s been a busy time for the Wintles! We’ve had numerous busy weekends, in Devon with my in-laws, on a Tour of the North (Leeds, Durham, and then back home via Cambridge and London), and we’ll be in London this… Continue Reading →

It’s been a while and we’re off on holiday tomorrow so here’s a few thoughts to jot down before I go. Easter and “The Passion” It’s Easter Sunday. Easter is obviously a hijacked pagan festival – witness the eggs and… Continue Reading →

Mud Glorious mud. That’s what’s at the end of our fairly large garden! Oh, and weeds. Creeping buttercup apparently. The queen of weeds in the Wintle garden. Our Garden One big reason for buying the house that we bought was… Continue Reading →

It’s been a bit of a hectic time of late so I have another backlog of posts to write. Watch this space for some back-dated things that I didn’t have time to write about properly when they popped into my… Continue Reading →

So, when we moved into our house the front room looked kinda like this: It should be pointed out that the red stripe was NOT our idea. The general mess and clutter was. Now, Sally has put a LOT of… Continue Reading →

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