Tag Archives: DIy

Sleep fail

Why is this, I wake at 02.30, wide awake so get up for my usual night-time herb tea. Back to bed for more ceiling staring. I don’t get it, I’m not stressed, don’t have any worries and it’s been 12 … Continue reading

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Plastering

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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Best days.

7°C, icy start and sun for the few daylight hours. I am at my best on days like this. The sun and crisp air lift away the winter gloom. For hours, I chopped wood, clipped plants, fitted draught excluders, fixed … Continue reading

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Washout.

12C, rain. Rain did not stop for a minute during daylight hours. I shopped and finished the shelves. Traffic was light, did most stay in their houses? |~~~~~~~o_o~~~~~~~| Posted from a mobile.

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A most satisfying day.

12ºC, 3/5 cloud, mod W. CA:36 miles. Jobs done– marking while Dave measured the staircase; replacement part for the clock-radio arrived; paint some outside door-frames; go cycling, and enjoy feeling recovered. Every holiday is the same- feel semi-ill with tiredness … Continue reading

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Housekeep

18ºC,sunny. Jobs done: it’s ironic that on a weekend at home, feeling ill, that I got more done than ever. Normally on a fine Autumn Sunday, I’d spend the day on the bike enjoying the landscape and sun. Now, door-frame … Continue reading

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Argo

16ºC,clear. Film: Argo, tense, but not that tense, likable characters, but not that likable. A film worth seeing but don’t go out of your way, there are other films available. Despite rather an ill weekend, I have done stuff- the … Continue reading

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Make table.

22C, sunny. Today, I made a table. It’s made from a fork-lift pallet and a bed-headboard. So far it has cost nothing. All the wood and fixings I had hoarded already. There is four hours’ work in it so it … Continue reading

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Day one.

19°C, mostly cloudy, windy. First job of the holiday is done. I used a palette out of the skip at work to make a new garden table. Before: After- The wood preservative is drying now so I can’t use the … Continue reading

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Wiring.

14C, heavy showers, windy. Clearing the room for the second lodger. There is a decade’s worth of stuff in there. The back of the cupboards have revealed trinkets from the early 90s. This that old are interesting even when it’s … Continue reading

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