Tag: House project

Mud, mud, glorious mud

This… has resulted in this. They came and started the transformation of my garden today. The existing large and, sadly, defunct pond will be moved and the shrubs flanking it on one side have been taken away as, alas, have...

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Ramp

A work of art Function and form I am not feeling great this evening after a run through of my diploma songs which, whilst not perfect, didn’t seem as downright bad to me as to the person accompanying me. This experience...

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Taking down the Leylandii

How the Leylandii looked this morning A closer view In the middle of a severe pruning What’s left is a hole. Finished garden has more light but looks rather bare   The next stage of the house project is to reconstruct...

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Fresh orange

Well, it’s not quite the clutter-free space it should be but this is the view from my utility room where, this morning, as every Sunday morning, I tackled the second tranche of ironing of the week, whilst listening to...

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Mum! Shivaji’s staring at me.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.   He’s not made of gold. He’s a plaster statue painted with gold paint and I’m not even sure how we acquired him. I think it might have been on the trip to India just...

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Pantry

Look! My pantry is finished! (more or less) It still needs another coat of paint on the doors and the supports for the granite, and the Sonos needs to be plumbed in again, but it’s finally there. I suppose you all know...

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#Minsgame Day 16

OK, I know this is a bit of a copout but please cut me some slack: I’m having a very busy week: 30/9/15 Day 16 Now, I think @Morethanmum will be quite pleasantly surprised by this as I have grouped my chucking stuff into...

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An afternoon in the kitchen

It is my turn to provide refreshments for the Youth Band this Friday. I have a busy to-ing and fro-ing type week planned so I decided to start the mega-bake today. Out of its packing box, then, came my 16 year old Kitchenaid...

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Sunday evening

I had hoped to bring you a photo of me planting some bulbs for next spring but we Facetimed with the Boiywonder and it was chilly and getting dark by the time we finally filled the first trough with pebbles, then compost then...

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Leisurely

Our painters were supposed to arrive at 7.30 am. Unsurprisingly they did not turn up at all. Our project is so far behind schedule partly due to the missed promises of the painters. So instead we enjoyed the sunshine. We walked...

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Uninterested in the Why

I am, as you know Queen of the Unnecessary but Desirable Gadget but even I feel I have now bitten off more than I can chew. I have just about got to grips with the Megalomaniac Coffee Machine. It’s fine as long was I do...

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Home sweet home

    …And when the Princess returned home from her years of tortuous trials; of slaying dragons and rescuing little old ladies; of promoting diplomatic connections and of cleansing herself of worldly influences,...

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I was lucky enough to be invited to the fabulous wedding of @emproji and @lukephilosophy last weekend

I was lucky enough to be invited to the fabulous wedding of @emproji and @lukephilosophy last weekend

I was lucky enough to be invited to the fabulous wedding of @emproji and @lukephilosophy last weekend. Agonising about what to wear, I came across this gorgeous dress from Bombshell. Even better news: they had my size and it was reduced! It would have been rude not to!

I know these doors are supposed to be the ultimate in high security but I despise them

I know these doors are supposed to be the ultimate in high security  but I despise them

I know these doors are supposed to be the ultimate in high security but I despise them. I mean look how ugly they are! White UPVC, no definite sense of style nor era and the opening is both tiny and a trip hazard. How on earth are you supposed to… [more]

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