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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

I do like the look of these lights

Today i finished the walls and ceiling in the extension to my lounge. The walls now have all the joints filled and skimmed as does the ceiling. All the wiring has been done and tested as the picture shows the mini Led lights to go around the ceiling are on for the picture. In front of the mini led lights will be coving to cover and make good the top of the walls.

In the room will be 20 sockets OK maybe a bit overboard but better to have to many than not enough. Eight sockets are for phone chargers, computer modem, landline supply etc. Before i fit the surround to the windows i am replacing the windows first.

Around the opening i will face everything of with Chestnut now i have found a new supplier.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

After the Fire

Today i went to visit a friend in Colmeal on the edge of the recent fires. Thankfully he was away in the UK so he was safe away from it all. I saw a hillside as i drove to his house and i had to stop and take a picture.

The firefighters are truly amazing just look at the picture.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Finally started

Last week i got most of the floor sanded and after waiting i decided to make a start by starting on the outside wall. These outside walls will have insulated plaster board to help keep the house warm in winter.

Most of the floor sanded ready for me to start on the walls.

I am to impatient to wait for my friend Robin to come and help so i started to put the Battens up myself. Plaster board next.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

My Mum

My Mum 92 years young and today one of my sisters sent me this picture. After a recent serious illness it's good to see Mum looking so well.

 I don't know apart from leaving a comment but i would like to know the countries that my Mum's picture is seen.
So please go to comment and just type the name of the country you are in.

Please Please Please leave me the name of your Country.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

First the tent, well dust sheet

When i came to complete the bedroom i had my friend Robin come down to help me put up the plasterboard. Robin called a few days early while i was about to put the battens up ready for the plasterboard. Robin offered to help and watching how fast he was we did the room together. My van is to small for the timber i need for the wall battens for the walls so i must wait for Robin to be ready.

To keep the dust out of the lounge i have put up a dust sheet to try and keep my living area clean.

Today i started to sand the floor ready for varnishing. Sadly it means getting down on your knees when they are past there best. Taking breaks this took me three hours but i have lots of time.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Used scrap timber to get measurements.

I have got started again after a delay this week, I needed to measure just what timber i needed for around the opening i have made to make my lounge bigger.

I used scrap timber to put in place so i could use it to get my measurements from.
I want to cover the concrete Lintel with timber but it has to be chunky looking.
It was so easy to get my timber list by doing it this way.

I have new ceiling fans on the way from Liverpool, Led lights and ceiling light fitting. I have them coming from Liverpool because The light fitting i had when i moved here are not available here and i want them all the same. The same goes for the ceiling fan they all have to match.

Friday, 23 June 2017

North sea to Liverpool

Hi All

I am proud to say my Youngest son is doing a coast to coast tandem canoe row. He is going from Goole on the north sea to Liverpool and it's a total of 164 miles. This is the first time that anybody has donethis and i am proud to say my son will be the first to do it with his friend Damien.

If you can spare any money my son is doing this for a Hospice in Liverpool who looked after Anthony's Grandad my Dad. Also he is doing it for his fiancées Uncle who sadly has recently passed away. All you have to do is click the link below and any money donated goes direct to the Hospice.



We have all seen the pictures

On TV in the News and even on Expat Forums we have seen or read about the dreadful here in Central Portugal.

The Bomberios are really the bravest of the brave doing a job for FREE yes free as most are volunteers. Yes they are fighting fires and not getting paid for it fighting till they are almost exhausted. That brings me to the picture below, i don't know what site i found it but so tired.

Well earned sleep and we are all so Proud of each and everyone.

I am told by some local friends that they saw me on TV as i dropped of at the local Bomberios station where i live 96 bottles of water. These guys and girls need to rehydrate as they must sweat with so much clothing on while fighting the fires.

This is where i was up to before

I was able to get the beam in place before i had to move from my house due to the fires close by. Now i have to order the wall battens and plasterboard for the walls and ceiling joists and plasterboard for the ceiling. 

I have the light fitting and Led's and a ceiling fan ready so time to get some work done.