The Greenhouse Effect

Letting me loose on any DIY task is always a risk! ? And recently was one of those (ahem!) ‘opportunities’ to demonstrate my talents (or lack of them!). Specifically, Ann’s new mini-greenhouse. It looked splendid in the pictures online, but like most things these days, it arrived (from those very nice people at Access Garden …
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The IKEA Experience

As part of our regular dose of ‘retail therapy’, we headed over to IKEA in Bletchley today. Trish and Sean joined us, with a view to them getting some ideas for Sean’s new place in Burton Latimer – and maybe bag a bargain! I can’t remember the last time we shopped here, but judging by …
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Bank Holiday Weekend in Banstead

We travelled down to Banstead today to meet up with good friends Richard and Nicki. What made today different was that we decided to do it all by train (given the poor journey we had back last time by car!). Whether it’s a sign of getting a bit older, or simply the thought of the …
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Easter (2019)

This year, we spent most of Easter with Denis in Heckington. Good Friday We left home fairly early (8.15am) and there was hardly another car on the road. As a result, we made record time and arrived just before 9.45. We’ve got plans to catch-up with Bev too whilst we’re up here, but that’s tomorrow, …
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Lottie Time

It was a return visit to ‘Lottie the Lotus’ today to give Chris a hand in its rejuvenation. Specifically, the passenger side-door window was mis-behaving, and needed a very close inspection! We made excellent progress and by 2pm wr’d even managed to strip the Driver’s door too. ?  Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late …
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Steve does DIY! (be afraid)

In our continuing process of slowly upgrading the House, today, one of last ‘originals’ from moving-in 20+ years ago – the side door to our Garage – got a makeover. Well, less of a ‘makeover’ and more like a complete replacement. Next job? An undercoat, then another undercoat, and then the top coat – to …
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Gardener’s’ World

Today, we slipped into ‘gardening mode’ and headed off to our good friends Nicki and Richard who have just bought their first house together, in Banstead. We’re here until lunch-time on Sunday with a list as long as your arm of garden-stuff that need ‘sorting’. The specific target? Their back garden – a jungle of …
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Tech Alert (No. 877)

Warning: This Blog contains a serious amount of techy nerdiness, and (more scarily) me attempting some DIY. It’s not for the faint-hearted, so if you are easily shocked, please click HERE to exit!  OK, so I’ve had my new whizzy Amp, sorry ‘AV Receiver’ for just about 12 months now, and recently re-cabled it all …
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DIY and Me! :)

DIY and I go together like Morecambe and Cream and Peaches & Wise!So, I deliberately stepped outside my comfort zone today and dropped in on my friend Chris. The plan was to lend a hand with his latest garden project. This required sawing, screwing, drilling, measuring and aligning – all the ingredients of a typical …
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