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Worries

For the first full week of the new decade it was not as new as one would have wished. I needed to phone the plumbers at the end of Wednesday to remind them to visit but instead sat chewing my … Continue reading

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Yet more junk

This will not be a long posting, there are two rooms to empty before the builders get started on some demolition in the centre of the house.  Yesterday and the day before were the same, when did I acquire all … Continue reading

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The decade.

It was the teens, wasn’t it?  Redolent of everything rubbish we associate with those years of our own lives: Crackers fashion, utterly lost politically, altruistic for the planet, the homeless, the dispossessed and pants at doing anything about it, all … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas from me and Frisco.

Finally the skip has skipped off, so have the builders, for their fortnight break. There was a bit of a panic when I climbed up into the new loft to put the second sun tunnel window out of harm’s way.  … Continue reading

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It all makes work…………….

Do you remember the comic songs of Flanders and Swan?  They had one called The Gasman Cometh in which each tradesman who arrived created a problem that required the work of another tradesman.  The chorus was ‘Oh it all makes … Continue reading

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The horns of a dilemma

Is what I’m on.  Conflicting advice and viewpoints.  Tricky. When we moved in to this house 33 years ago we inherited a strange pipe.  It comes out of the bathroom wall and disappears up into the ceiling.  As we had … Continue reading

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Rubble.

This is my dining room, three weeks before Christmas. Oh yes it is. The rest of the house is worse.  In the next two weeks the chimney is coming off and down in the loft too. Today I have got … Continue reading

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Beleaguered.

When the family up the road had their house improved, we visited to assess the possibilities.  They told us that they lived there for most of the build except for the last couple of weeks when they decamped to a … Continue reading

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Talk to the hand

I finished the hand clutching the brick at the end of the week. The brick is an actual brick, the hand is Milliput. I thought the bricklayer was going to build the arch on Friday but he doesn’t want to … Continue reading

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art and that

I have finished carving the block of limestone.  I really enjoyed it. Here he is, sitting on a tin. What do you think? He is one of the flint knappers that lived here 2,000 years ago.  I keep turning up … Continue reading

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