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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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Buying a Rayburn

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

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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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Sealing the floor

After reading all about the different types of sealant on the internet and the best advice for terracotta tiles, I decided to go for the only  kind they sell in the local Focus. This is Q EP Tile Sealer.

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More floor tiling

An update on the floor.

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Kitchen Update

Sorry I haven’t updated for so long.  Summer holidays. Kids. You understand. Anyway, on checking my drafts, I found this post that I must have written just before the festival back in June. I know it”s out of date now, … Continue reading

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The builders have left the building!

An update on the state of our kitchen

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