Tag: house

December 7, 2015

I’m on holiday this week. There is going to be a little retail therapy, but I am also planning to make some more inroads in clearing out the junk. A while ago, my electric piano conked out, beyond my ability to repair (plus, this was…

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September 1, 2013

Last weekend, my old Hotpoint washing machine broke down. As I have had it for a good few years, and as it seemed to be eating more money, I decided to spring for a new machine. After a bit of research I settled on an…

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May 3, 2013

I wasn’t working today, and the sun was shining, so here’s what I got up to: Uncovered, weeded and dug over 4 vegetable troughs, ready for planting. Due to the awful spring, I haven’t done any serious gardening this year, but I hope to get…

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April 18, 2013

Feeling very foolish. Last year, round about spring time, I thought birds had somehow gotten into the front wall of my house and nested. At times, I could clearly hear movement, and cheeping; right behind where I normally sit, in the bay window. I searched…

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March 27, 2013

My office chair was coming to the end of its life. The gas lift was beginning to fail, although that could be replaced/repaired, but it was also getting a bit grubby with daily use. Then a wheel fell off! It hasn’t done badly – I’ve…

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January 11, 2013

I’m just going out to collect a new eBay purchase: This is a coffee table that converts into a full height dining table, about 3.5′ x 4.5′ – slightly smaller than my oval dining table, but perfectly usable. The idea is to have another table…

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December 8, 2011

A year ago, I was discussing redesigning my lounge, resulting in the TV and sofa going in the smaller part of the room, leaving more room for dining/music/gameplaying activities around the table. Having lived with it since February, I came to the conclusion that it…

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October 30, 2011

Work on the bathroom was completed on Thursday, and I have been taking showers twice a day since, and loving it. While the bathroom was out of action, for a week and a bit, I’d been having wash-basin washes, and, once the bath was re-fitted,…

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October 1, 2011

As of yesterday, the rear patio is laid. Still lots of stuff to do, including pointing etc., but I thought I would post a few pictures. There will be a BBQ area with some seating behind the garage and a table with seating on the…

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September 29, 2011

Lots of stuff happening here, but I haven’t been finding the time to write about it. I have a visitor staying with me – Sovay is a collie belonging to and , who are off for a few days. It has been pretty painless, apart…

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September 13, 2011

I have had a Tim and Nev here. They are doing a couple of jobs for me, including a complete bathroom makeover. However, while the sun is shining, they have been working on my garden, which is also getting the total makeover treatment. A rough…

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August 7, 2011

Just checking everything’s ok with you, cos you haven’t posted in a while -Jo No, I’m fine, thanks. It’s been a mixture of the following: a) Busy doing stuff. b) Stuff has been pretty mundane, and not really worth blogging about. c) I got a…

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