Category Archives: Housing

New Heater

With the arrival of May, comes the arrival of cold winter weather. Weather that wouldn’t be considered cold in the UK, but it’s considered cold here. Personally, it wouldn’t be considered cold if our house wasn’t full of holes and … Continue reading

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Our lovely (not really) new fence

When we moved in there was a battered old wooden fence with most bits missing and a gaping hole between us and next door. The landlord said it would be replaced, and a mere 5 months later someone came to … Continue reading

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Gutter cleaning…

$180 – yes you heard me correctly. That is the cost for a man to come and clear all the crap off the roof and clean the guttering. Maybe he saw me coming? Who knows. Maybe that’s an extremely reasonable … Continue reading

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Lovely new canvases of animal pictures

We have been in tidying and decorating mode, and we ordered four little canvas prints of some animals we took pictures of when we were away last year. They brighten up our bare walls no end. We couldn’t break old … Continue reading

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Slug on the wall

I can’t believe that a slug has entered our house. This has happened THREE times now – must be too many holes in our walls. Never had a slug in my house in Pommie Land.

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Patio finished!

Look at this thing of great and awesome beauty! Yes – expert Pommie patio layer strikes again! The work that I started before Xmas was finished in a flurry of activity IN A SINGLE DAY – as the weather was … Continue reading

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Let the laying commence!

OK – the time had come for this Pommie to step up to the mark. The ramshackle paving stones scattered by our back door with big gaps inbetween and totally unsuitable for garden furniture – THEY WERE HISTORY. The plan … Continue reading

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