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Out with the new; In with the old

One of the upsides of the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano eruption and the resulting ash cloud has been a cloudless sky, devoid of any vapour trails. Saturday began with a trip into Headington to collect 1920’s original fireplace from Nicola. Having just…

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A Summer’s Sunday

I am officially tired. Absolutely shattered. The new door to the garage is up and in place with the new lock. We’ve also planted a second lot of vegetables – I hope it’s not too late – and a delicious…

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Breaking and Exiting

Further to this morning discovery that I was locked out of the indoor-access to the garage, both Emma and I have fiddled and tweaked and coerced the lock to get it open. We’ve tried WD40, we’ve tried brute force, we’ve…

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Cooking On Cold

Tonight’s meal – a barbeque – was a bit later than originally intended. I had had a productively and pleasingly busy day, first painting some of the garage (after an aborted quest to find a mallet and a need to…

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On the sixth day of advent

~ Dave The Kitchen Fitter came to see us yesterday evening for a site visit. With our new kitchen just one week away, whilst Em went into work, I set to dismantling the kitchen and de-tiling the kitchen. I had…

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A nice man has just got my business

I’m looking into fitting glass doors to the bottom shelfs of my three bookshelfs. Remembering how the one that I had when I was ‘ickle worked I wanted to do this myself by getting some glass doors cut and then…

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