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Utility Room

We have a new worktop in our utility room. The old one was horribly water stained. It had been since we moved in, but not bad enough to change. Once all the rest of the decorating had been done, it … Continue reading

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Decorating: Complete

Something amazing has happened this weekend. We have finished decorating the house! It has taken us nearly four years, but now it is totally finished. We have repainted every room but one (the one room not decorated was luckily a … Continue reading

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The Gate Installed

Here it is, a gate designed to fit in a three-foot gap, and posts we managed to get into the existing holes. The posts are as deep below ground as they are high above. We did have fun fitting them … Continue reading

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No Gate Yet

We have a gap in our wall. Until a week or two ago, there were a few struts of rotting wood held together with bungees filling the gap, but we didn’t think that had a great deal of kerb appeal … Continue reading

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Fencing Part 2

See! The new fence. We put the main posts in yesterday, and the concrete which was supposed to go off in 20 minutes took rather longer. Today we put up the new panels, so next door can let their dog … Continue reading

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Fencing

I took down a bit of our fence today, before it had a chance to fall down. It has been about to fall down ever since we moved in here, and has been beingĀ held up with string, a nail and … Continue reading

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Jobs Done (almost)

The living room is now ivory! The radiator needs another coat of paint, but other than that, it is all complete. I had planned to decorate the room over the weekend (meaning Christmas decorations rather than paint) but we haven’t … Continue reading

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Not Redundant After All

Now here’s a turn up for the books. Mr Planetcoops is no longer redundant. Someone has transferred out of his group and now there’s space to keep him. So it’ll be back to the normal routine from Monday. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Painting

The last three days have been spent painting. Nothing exciting, mind. Skirting boards and architraving mostly. We have taken advantage of no work happening at the moment to redecorate the study. It used to be mostly green with various shades … Continue reading

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Repointed – Almost

Thanks to all the days we’ve had without rain I have managed to get most of the wall repointed! I have got to past the pole. There is a little bit yet to be done between the pole and where … Continue reading

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