Monthly Archives: Apr 2018


9°C rain all day until evening. Decorating: finished stripping the wallpaper in the master bedroom. The aim is to get the walls perfect so wallpapering is a doddle. The plaster round the new electrics needs a skim then I’m ready … Continue reading

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DofE 1: Princethorpe Bronze Practice.

19C, Sunny, clear and still. What a thoroughly well organised school Princethorpe is. They started this bronze practice from the school site and took rural routes to a campsite 10km away. My group were enthusiastic and lively. Though likable, that … Continue reading

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8°C, rain all day. The old techniques are coming back. Since my skills are rather rusty, I decided to buy base coat plaster and then layer skim coat over another day. That skim needs to be smooth and that’s the … Continue reading

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Frogs have left the pond.

6°C, grey. No activity at The Pond today. This is what I think happened: last week, there were 10 males at the pond. Waiting, they would occasionally say “gribbit”. My suggestion is that they were staking out the pond waiting … Continue reading

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