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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Aircon done finished and working

It's taken a while to do a simple job but life at the moment has been a little busy till today. I got up early to finished the fitting of my new aircon unit. I went to get some plastic channel to go over the pipes that run down the wall but i couldn't get the same profile as i used on the other unit. I will have to wait till i get back from the UK when i will fit the same profile to both sets of aircon pipes.

Inside unit in fitted and working.

Just the outside cover to fit but that is the last job after it's been run for the first time.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Carglass great service.

All to often good service goes without mention well today I got service that deserves a mention and it's a company in Coimbra called Carglass.

First lets go back a bit I am insured through my bank for my car insurance. Not knowing what to do, who to call I went into my bank and met an assistant who spoke good English as my Portuguese is rubbish. He not only dealt with the insurance claim but also found a company for the replacement but also provided all the details on how to get there and who to see. That's serivice for you.

I duly arrived at the agreed time and a technician was waiting for me. After signing a form he started the replacement and an hour later the job was done and not a sign the car had been touched by anybody. He drove the car out and came back with the keys to tell me to wait 20 minutes for the sealer to take effect.

OK it's his job but it's a pity you can't record how good a job he did well it's here on my Blog. So if you have a glass problem the service is 100 per cent.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Going home to a reunion

I leave in a few days to see my Mum and go to a reunion, sadly i have heard that the closest friend i had a school John Wild has passed away Micheal, Steve who is now recovering well and Paul and Dave will all be there so it promises to be a good night. Sadly our school was a boys school and i don't expect that there will be any girls to attend.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Iberianspices now stock Organic spices

As the title says IberianSpices now stocks a range of Organic spices. Not only are they Organic but the prices are almost the same as the none organic stock. For example Cracked black pepper is cheaper than previous none organic stock.Turmeric is 10c more expensive.

Because something is sold as Organic doesn't have to be sold at a silly price because of the word Organic. I am having a banner made for me to collect when i go to the UK next week.

Organic Spices Normal Prices Someone who sells at Barril de Alva but sells for twice the price that i do for half the quantity. Rip off

Click the link on the left For Iberianspices or Google Iberianspices to see a list of all the Spices i sell. There are a number of new Spices on order and some have already arrived.

Himalayan Pink salt
Hungarian Paprika asta 80
Arrowroot powder
Fajita seasoning
Fennel powder
Celery seed
Celery salt
Paprika Organic

Helicopter Heroes

Today i could hear planes flying very low going in the direction of a place called Colmeal. Shortly after the beep thud and  drone of a helicopter flying low could be heard.

Here the helicopter is coming in to take on water.

Great shot of another helicopter coming in past my front door.

These guys are really true Heroes without them the forest fires would be uncontrollable and would cause much more damage.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Who's got an address

For a while there has been talk of all roads having address signs it seemed that not many did. Well today it was are turn to have a formal address.

My postman says to just carry on as before because we are known by our name and he and the relief postmen also know those in my village.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

It was market day today

This market o go to is a craft and produce market and it worked this way for so long. One day someone arrived with a car load of junk, stuff that i have thrown away better before i moved to Portugal.

This was taken early before the crowds came There is everything from fresh lemonade to pottery to fresh bread. 

The lady in blue sells home made perfumes and various oils. The guy on the left sells lots of Organic honey also a few plants.

There is someone you can't see who sells sausage on a barm. He makes the sausage from his own pigs. Also he sells bacon and various smoked products including fish.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

It has been hot very hot

We have had heat of 44c for a few days and even though it was not uncomfortable in my new bedroom aircon just had to be fitted.

Before i moved to my house i got two aircon units to bring with me from the UK. This is the second unit i am installing but i couldn't fit it at the height it should be. because of the shape above the window the aircon wouldn't fit so i had to put it somewhere else so it  was below the window.

All the inside has been done and now it's down to the outside to do, fit the main unit and run the pipework up to the top unit and switch on.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Another trip back to Liverpool

Just a little note to mention i have a trip booked to go back to Liverpool. I have found another company to supply me with Spices but this company also sells Organic Spices and i can sell them at almost the same price that i sell my existing stock with little price increase on most of my stock.

I last saw my Mum who is 91 years of age and i do miss her so great excuse for a trip back.

Lastly there is a school reunion to attend and it seems Steve and Micheal have found lots of my old mates from Rosco Garsfield school.

This is how to do it

A long time ago i stayed at a friends house and when i plugged in my Iaptop the socket was loose in the wall. When i removed my Iaptop plug the back box came out of the wall.

When i came to plasterboard my walls in each room as i go along below is how i do it so as to maintain an  air gap.

I put plenty of sockets using the above method to each room as i go along. Kitchen 23 sockets, Lounge 16 and the new bedroom 16 sockets. It's better to install when you are doing the work but also it's easy to fit should you find you need more. I am lucky that my electrician comes along to check i have laid the cables in correctly before he stars to connect them all up.

Each room also has it's own fuse panel or as some know it as a consumer panel this saves shutting down the whole house when electric works are needs, this way you just turn of whatever room you need the power switched of.

Screw a block of wood to the wall and then screw your socket back box to the block of wood. Simple.

This is after the back box has been screwed in position.

Hope that helps someone i am sure it will.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Moving into my bedroom

Well the bedroom is coming on and i have started to move my clothes up to there new storage units.

It's looking good even my leather chair that i have enjoyed for many many years and it's in place for me to watch TV.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

It's coming on almost there

Today i received the LED lighting pack, The Auger drill bit for the table lights and the quilt. I decided to iron the quilt cover and make up the bed. The quilt cover was so badly creased it took an hour to iron all the creases out.

Over the coming days the skirting will have the LED lights fitted and the skirting will be finished.

Next i have a long drill bit delivered to drill through the table lamps to complete my custom made lamps.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Window finished

Today i managed to finish the window frame i have been working on.The architrave had it's last coat of varnish yesterday and it was time the architrave was put in place. All it meant was for the blackout blinds to be fitted.

These blinds come in one size and they need to be cut to fit. This was before the weight was fitted into the bottom of the blind and it now fits and looks good.

It should be dark of a morning even when i get up late.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Family is on there way

I have family coming over in the next few days so it's time to finish all those small jobs that i have been leaving to finish the big jobs.

I took a friend over to see Chicco and while there he ordered a desk to be made and guess who got the job of delivering it to Colmeal ME.

My friend will do all his own French polishing that's why it's still in bare wood.

Here is the last pieces of wood to be used till after my family leave to go back to Liverpool. I may put up my new ceiling fan if i get the time.