Tag: house

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…

April 21, 2011

Fruit flies… heh We have had an invasion of fruit flies round here this week – Wednesday morning I came into my kitchen to find them everywhere. I was worried I had left something out, or let my bin get dirty, but apparently, it is…

February 3, 2011

My carpets were fitted today, along with floor covering in the kitchen. It all went well, the only minor hitch being that I need to get a couple of my kitchen plinths planed down, as they won’t quite fit over the vinyl floor covering. The…

January 15, 2011

When my kitchen units went in, we cut the vinyl flooring well back from the base units, knowing that I was going to get new flooring in. Underneath were vinyl tiles, glued firmly to the floor, covered in a thick layer of grime that had…

January 5, 2011

A short while before Christmas, my combination microwave went up in a puff of smoke – quite literally. There was no actual fire, but a smell of burning, and a minor temporary smog. I immediately unplugged it, and it has been sitting in the corner…

December 16, 2010

On my way back from the hospital, I popped into Currys, to look at their microwaves, as mine has recently conked out. While there I took a look at their gas cookers, as I intend to replace my old one, now that the kitchen is done.

I’ve been looking around for a few weeks, but hadn’t seen anything outstanding. But today I saw it – a Zanussi which was the right size (55cm), has a fold-up glass surface (so increases my usable counter top) and has a dual oven – the smaller top oven being so much more economical when cooking for one. An electronic timer, nice easy controls – all in all it looked perfect.

November 30, 2010

I haven’t been posting much recently, partly because I have been busy, but also partly because I have been living in my conservatory. That may sound strange, so let me explain. When I started transforming my lounge, I moved all of the furniture out. Some…

October 3, 2010

Early last month, I was talking about various layouts I was thinking of for my lounge. One of the layouts used the smaller part of my lounge, that had formerly been the dining area as a TV snug. This appealed to me, as most of…

September 28, 2010

Having postponed my trip down to Kent on Friday, due to being ill, I decided to give it a go yesterday, as I was feeling a little better. Ashford looks a lot closer on the map, than it is – 3 hours drive there, and…

September 8, 2010

They do say ‘little things please little minds’, and the guys have done so many wonderful things in my lounge, over the last week. But something that really put a smile on my face today was to see a proper hinged panelled door, opening into…

September 1, 2010

Tim and Nev came back yesterday; having done a great job on the kitchen, they are now here to do my lounge/diner.

They have only been here two days, but already the walls are stripped, the hideous brick fake fireplace has gone, and the awful artex ceiling is now under a layer of plasterboard, waiting to be plastered over.

August 9, 2010

I’ve been running around a bit lately, and so haven’t posted much about the work going on here. Tim and Nev finished their bit over a week ago, although the kitchen isn’t quite finished yet. All the units are fitted, the tops are in and…