Category Archives: DIY

Patching plaster

The weather has been so good that I’ve had no excuse not to get on with all the DIY jobs that have been accumulating for the last 8 or 9 months. It’s been possible to leave things half done outside … Continue reading

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LED under-mantel lighting

This week I installed the LED light strip I bought in December in its permanent position. It has neatly fitted along the side and front edges of the underside of the mantelpiece – a 2m long strip was the perfect … Continue reading

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Sod’s Law

2018 isn’t working out well so far. Domestically speaking, pretty much everything that could go wrong has. And that’s the definition of Sod’s Law. First of all the kettle gave up the ghost, then the microwave. As if this conspiracy … Continue reading

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LED light strips

I love LED lighting. It’s energy efficient, comes in various shades of white or a red-green-blue version that can give you any colour you choose, reaches full brightness immediately, lasts for years, copes with a wide range of temperatures and, … Continue reading

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Christmas star

Christmas Eve and I’m too busy trying to finish the gansey cowl I’m knitting as a present to write a long post.  Suffice to say, I’ve been inspired by the season to make my first origami creation since I was … Continue reading

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Nearly new kitchen

Yay! The kitchen cupboards are done. After 3 weeks of dismantling, sanding and painting, not to mention a whole afternoon of rebuilding, stage 1 of my kitchen makeover is complete. The freshly painted doors and drawers with their new handles … Continue reading

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