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I Can Do It

I cannot tell you what a gaff it’s been to reinstate this light after having our ceiling re-plastered. I think this was the fifth attempt. Failures I recall are: 1. Not cutting a hole for the rose. 2. Running out… Continue Reading →

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.

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 →

Some of this DIY stuff is so much more complicated than it looks. After a hint from a friend of ours who came for dinner a while back, we decided to finally put proper locks on our bathroom doors. Well,… 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 →

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 →

We recently discovered (amongst lots of other things going wrong all around us) a small leak a the point that our washing maching inlet hose connects to the water pipe. This was a problem when we first moved in and… Continue Reading →

Now here’s a thing that’s quite contrary. I’m not a very trusting person, while at the same time, I tend to believe what people tell me. I think it’s all down to experience. If someone says, for example, that they’ve… Continue Reading →

A new thread starts. Having bought a house I’m learning something else new – DIY! Sally bought me a book as a gift called “You Can Do It!” (It’s a B&Q book and B&Q’s advertising slogan used to be “You… Continue Reading →

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