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Hanging pictures

Today saw the picture rail go up in the extension. I had a phone call from Builder Dave as I was midway through collating rent and charity payments, costs and losses (for our tax return). He wanted to know whether … Continue reading

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Off to Warwick

Mirinda had to drive to Warwick today…for a one hour meeting. Insane. I sometimes wonder what people consider reasonable. Of course, first thing this morning, Clive turned up to start the steps and didn’t. This is something we’re getting used … Continue reading

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Mixer death

Last night we had a lovely dinner with Sally, Mark, Kate and Will. They are coming to the end of their European adventure and enjoyed our dinner last week so much that they wanted to visit us again. This time, … Continue reading

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Bags of tiny rocks

Today I had to stay in to wait for a delivery of gravel. Builder Dave ordered it on the weekend and it was due sometime today. By ‘sometime’ they mean between 8am & 6pm. There was a brief moment (well, … Continue reading

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Splish splash

Following Tiler Mark’s ‘no show’ on Sunday, I was not surprised to get a phone call from him saying he couldn’t put up the kitchen splash back. I was rather surprised when he turned up just after lunch to finish … Continue reading

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Snip, snip…D’oh!

Last week, Mirinda’s replacement debit card arrived. I was a bit miffed that mine didn’t. Still, I had her sign her new card then cut up the old one. Then, yesterday, amid the rubbish that the postman usually drops through … Continue reading

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No smoke without a fire

Previously on this blog…a while ago, we tried to order a gas fire for the extension and the one we chose had been discontinued. This was the Manhattan Ceramica. So we changed, selecting another type. This was the Stealth. It … Continue reading

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The rack

Lyndsey de Paul died today! A total voice from my past. How well I remember Sugar Me. She was only 64 and possibly died from a brain haemorrhage. Too sad. At least she’ll live on via Youtube. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ I made … Continue reading

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Taking shape

We were sitting down, having lunch and watching an episode of Perception when suddenly a little voice called out through the bee window. This was a bit worrying as the bee window opens up onto the narrow strip between us … Continue reading

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More Mr Granite

Due to a silly design, a piece of our brand new worktop came loose. Not enough to fall off but enough to look pretty bad. It was the thin section that sits in front of the hob.  Fortunately, it’s never … Continue reading

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