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Friday, 20 January 2017

Yes it does get cold

I went down the lane to put my rubbish into the bin and walking in the sun was really nice considering how cold it was this morning. The forecast for the week ahead is about zero every night and not so hot in the day.


Monday after the cloudy night before is a little warmer.

As i went down to the bin i heard water and found behind the water font was leaking. Overnight the pipe must have froze and when it thawed out the pipe must have cracked.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Let there be light

It was about time i put in the skirting boards around the bedroom. Between each of the units my cloths are in there is a LED light. Each light comes with a metre of cable but each unit is over a metre wide. So all wires had to be cut and joined but it meant that all units had to be removed. So i don't mark my floor i had to put sheets down first and bring a unit out do the light and put it back and then for the next one. 

I only have one piece of skirting board to fit and then that's another job done.

Now for the window sill at the front of the house overlooking the lane.


Looking across the floor from the stairs 

Clear blue skies

For the last two weeks we have been blessed with sunny days and clear skies at night. As soon as the sun goes behind the trees on the other side of the valley the temperatures drops a lot.

Overnight the bottom of the valley gets covered in frost sometimes.

Tuesday the 10th was really cold and as the picture shows it looked like snow.

By 10.30am the sun was starting to burn of the frost and the grass was lush and green again.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Good to say my stairs are finished.

Stairs now finished but what you can't see is the spindles are made from three pieces of wood laminated together. From close up you can see the different woods


Even the table top is made from Chestnut, i made this quite some time ago. This corner where the table is looks good but a pity about the wall behind the stairs. That will be done soon.


As you can see the picture above shows a shot of the spindle. It looks good to me and that's all it's about.

I start next week removing the render from the outside wall but that's a story for another time.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Goodbye Margaret for another year

Well folks it's that time of year again when we take down our Christmas tree and decoration.
That's good of Margaret giving a wave before she gets put away for the year. Why her red eyes are white when in fact they are red i don't know.

Why is she just a pile of bones you may ask. It's important to feed your Fairy at Christmas before you put away your fairy till the next year. Well i forgot one year and all i found that she was now just a pile of bones.

Ps. don't forget to pay your fairy after all they give you so much pleasure for the Christmas period.

Mmmmm Cognac

The drink i like most is very expensive Cognac and the one i am drinking at the moment is a bottle of Hine over 40 years of age.

This is one of the best Cognacs i have had the pleasure to be able to enjoy by my self. I keep this for myself.



















Today i saw on a website a story of a bottle of Whisky on sale for £1494 and the proceeds where to be used to go to charity. I went on to the Whisky Exchange website to read the rest of the story. as the site opened a beautiful bottle of Hennessey was on show.

Seems the Whisky Exchange now sells other spirits Why is nobody buying there Whisky's?

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Another one bits the dust.

Another one bits the dust. so the line in the song says.

2016 gone but for me a good and bad year good for all i have got done in the house. Bad well that's personal.

It's time for me to wish you all well and i hope that the coming year will really be the best for you it can be.

So here's hoping all your wishes come true and you have a great 2017. Me i am opening a bottle of very old Hine Antique before i go out.

My best wishes to you all and to that one special person who is dear to me and still in Liverpool.

Happy New Year to you all.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Merry Christmas to you all

Well folks it's that time of year. For some it's been a good year and for some a not so good year.

All i can say is i hope you all enjoy the Christmas holiday and have a really great New Years eve and that your New Year is even better that the last year we are coming to an end of.

Last year i found a Santa cartoon that i found funny so this year i couldn't decide the one to post so you get two this year.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all. A special happy Christmas to YOU.


Monday, 19 December 2016

I'ved had that chair for more than 30 years.

Lots of little bits are coming together in time for Christmas. I was asked by a family member how i was getting on in my bedroom and i was reminded that i hadn't posted how it looked.
I still have one unit for my jackets to complete but here is the half near the window looking down the valley.

I am proud of what i have done because like everything i have done it by myself. It started with an idea and went from that simple idea to what you can see now.










 This is the other unit complete with my Jackets etc TV what more could i want.













I have the LED light's for the skirting between the units and the side of my bed.