Category Archives: House Renovation

Water Cheats

I think I’ve mentioned this before, the whole village shares a single water deposit, a nearby five by five by two concrete cube which holds 50,000 litres and is spring fed from five kilometres away up in the pristine hills. For much of the year this runs fine, the deposit remains full, excess water constantly running out of the small overflow, and down the hillside. Continue reading

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136 Square Metres of Chestnut

Have you ever wondered, as I once did, what one hundred and thirty-six square metres of tongue and groove chestnut looks like? Well, wonder no longer. 136 square metres of pristine chestnut After extensive research we identified a commercial wood … Continue reading

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Back After a Three Year Absence

It’s getting on for three years since I last put anything on these pages, an awful record, and something of which I am deeply ashamed. You’d be forgiven for thinking that we’d done nothing in the past three years but … Continue reading

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Amanda Saves The Day

I’ve always had terrible phobia of wasps and as with my only other weakness, ice cream, it is all the fault of my Mother. Some of my earliest memories are of my Mum shrieking and flapping her arms about like … Continue reading

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An Inconvenient Phone Call

Amanda and I returned to Spain on Sunday afternoon after a first joint trip to England in over two years. We’d been for a special meal, dinner suit and posh frock, held in honour of one of my old mates … Continue reading

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