You can’t run from a shadow but you can invite it to dance….

A round of applause for the shiny Notched Trowel that takes centre stage slanting the light rays, deserving a post of it’s own Yep, I’d never heard of a Notched Trowel either until I started my patio laying journey – And then I was bombarded by all shapes and intricacies! What’s a notched trowel? To nurture your curiosity, a notched trowel (not ‘towel’, easy to … Continue reading You can’t run from a shadow but you can invite it to dance….

Keep digging – Oz isn’t far!

OMG what happened youtube, for laying a patio you didn’t nail it?? Youtube can be my DIY bible.  I’ve watched zillions of ‘how to’ clips and married the best and worst into my own techniques.  So naturally, I figured the videos for laying a patio would be equally as good. Well, if your garden is perfectly flat, weed-free, has a soil level much lower than your … Continue reading Keep digging – Oz isn’t far!

Forget the gym, ferry screed!

Forget the gym, in 1 day without leaving the boundary of my small garden, I walked a stonking 13.6km (22,236 steps) ferrying screed! Nice to be back!  Every last ounce of my recent energy has been doing DIY rather than typing it…. Else I’ll never finish before peach season ends (check my bio if you don’t understand)! A guy at work (my ‘normal’ job) used … Continue reading Forget the gym, ferry screed!

Rain, sleet or snow… the gutters must flow!

Shiny lengths of tubes and half tubes – pristine, polished and oh sooooooooo very long! Been DIY crazy mixed with Christmas shin digs – heaps of cool photos and tips to share with you….  Including one today whereby my gifted Ferrero Rocher was used to help undercoat my window sills…. that sounds sill-y so more on that another time. Reverting back to my gutters…  they’re … Continue reading Rain, sleet or snow… the gutters must flow!

Might as well be in the sauna!

Gulp, my first post in a few days!  Been incredibly crazing doing….. well DIY!  It’s a full time job, not forgetting my ‘real’ full time job – literally morning, noon and night… …yesterday at 5am I was measuring the bathroom, at lunch time I was discussing a new boiler and by night I was buying a new post box for my front door…. ​ ​ … Continue reading Might as well be in the sauna!

Powder – Sadly not snow but dust!

Huff and puff, nifty jumps and parallel turns down the black run….  Yes I would rather be in knee-deep powder skiing! Grrr sadly this isn’t about powder snow but powder dust!  By the bucket load…  snows all day when you’re doing DIY, only settles down at night. Haven’t meant to be off the radar the last few days, just drinking bubbles in one of my … Continue reading Powder – Sadly not snow but dust!

Go girl – but don’t nail it!

Usually with a zest for life I’d recommend anyone to nail it!  Just get it done, sort it, achieve… But not this time. This time I’m going against the grain. For weeks I’ve been mentioning the 5 essentials for you before starting DIY, of which 4 I’ve covered already – eye goggles, ear plugs, face mask, clothing.  I haven’t yet touched on 5th… Then would … Continue reading Go girl – but don’t nail it!

Lift your head up princess, if not the crown falls!

Countdown till Halloween has begun!  Dusted off my witches outfit – I love it…. it’s an ultra teeny, very low cut and highly indecent dress, polished off with fish net tights, a huge pointy hat and black nail varnish…. I can only get away wearing it once a year so I make sure it has a good outing!  I can’t wait to share our Halloween … Continue reading Lift your head up princess, if not the crown falls!

Breakfast like a King… with a Chisel Slice!

Eat Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dinner like a Pauper Am so excited as today I bought a pumpkin – for the Halloween photo shoot!  I can’t tell you any more as it’s not quite 31st October, other than to say there might be some terrors and treats… you’ll have to wait and see! Last weekend before doing a spot of … Continue reading Breakfast like a King… with a Chisel Slice!

Billowy – you talking about my skirt?!

Dreaming of a little trip down Bond Street to find a new billowy skirt, that would be perfect for this week’s champagne-sipping party…  But reality bites, sadly shopping isn’t on the agenda today (though have included my favourite flowery skirt for you)… I can’t skirt the issue any more, have to remove skirting boards. Skirting boards can be pretty stubborn… they are very well attached … Continue reading Billowy – you talking about my skirt?!