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Plastering Rain’s bedroom

I never intended to plaster; it seemed well and truly a job for the professionals, but 20 months after the walls came down, and the money tree has failed to grow, I thought it was about time I tackled it myself.

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Funky wallpaper

Don’t you just love the 60s and their psychedelic style? I wish there were some photos of our house from the era, but here are some snippets for our enjoyment.

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It’s here!!!

Here is my beautiful, lovely, wonderful, gorgeous, fabulous new Rayburn.

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Fiddes Wax on; fiddes wax off

The furniture wax I’ve been using. £7 for a 500ml tin. It’s a natural wonder!

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Buying a Rayburn

It’s ordered! We’re getting it! I can’t believe it!!

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The kitchen work surface

I have finally replaced the picnic table!! Well, it had to be done before Christmas, but I am glad that table (bought at an expensive camping shop in the New Forest last year) has really had its money’s worth now!

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The staircase

Once a homage to 1970s style; now an attractive piece of carpentry to keep us warm!

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Doing up the den in the cellar and review of Crown Shimmer & shine paint.

We struggled with naming this room – it used to be the cinema room because that’s where we have the projector and screen set up, but that sounded far too grand for a room about 9′ by 7′! So now … Continue reading

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Knocking down another wall

Two days after the plane landed in England, I’m to be found ignoring the suitcases in the middle of the living room floor (the weather was too wet to dry the washing anyway), sledge hammer in hand and bashing down … Continue reading

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Grouting the floor

After spending one afternoon making my first attempts at grouting the floor; leaving the gaps to gradually fill with dirt seemed like a very sensible option.

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