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The Right Tools

The house looks quite presentable…from the front. The landscaping was refreshed about five years ago, including the driveway and sidewalk. Plus, there are few painted surfaces in sight, mostly brick. 555 more words

Home Restoration

Days 47 & 48

I have a large number of chisels. Broadly speaking we may categorise them as follows:

Category A) Too good to be used

Category B) Blunt… 1,064 more words


Our newest project Part 2

Status update – Our first bathroom is nearly finished, our second bathroom is under way. It has been a long week of working on this project and our other jobs and both myself and my wife are tired. 187 more words

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Making a house a home

On June 26th 2014, Dai and I got the keys to our first home.

After a few months of issues with land registry questioning the borders of the property, we were chuffed to finally be able to get to work… little did we know just how much work! 436 more words

The kitchen story

As soon as work stopped (suspended by lack of funds) on our new living space, we moved in and started living there anyway. As my mother always used to say, contemplating small nooks and crannies in the family’s holiday cottage in France that were all inhabited by some form of wildlife: “nature abhors a vacuum”. 474 more words


Odds and Ends

Charlie and I were supposed to take a “marriage enrichment seminar” this weekend but it turned out that the leaders dropped the ball and it was cancelled. 303 more words