SkyLounge – Bubbles taste better at altitude!

Boyle’s Law of Physics Laws states that at constant temperature the volume of a gas is inversely proportional to the pressure on it i.e. gases expand at altitude – am convinced that larger bubbles is the reason why champagne tastes better at altitude! It’s no secret that I have a weakness for rooftop bars especially sipping champers at sunset – watching the magical glow of … Continue reading SkyLounge – Bubbles taste better at altitude!

Whoops – Loud bang and it all fell down!

The bang was so almighty that my upstairs neighbour heard and dashed downstairs to check I was still alive – I was fine apart from being head to toe in dust!   I’m talking about the coving on my ceiling, it came crashing down. Coving (or Cornice) is the triangle design between the top of walls and the edge of the ceiling.  It tends to … Continue reading Whoops – Loud bang and it all fell down!

Not just a magnificent bouquet…

As it’s Friday, here’s a weekend teaser…  Look closely, is it just beautiful flowers that you can see? Aren’t these fuschia carnations and cream roses gorgeous?  They smell divine and brighten up my cold and rather dark flat. Maybe a zoom in will help… Still not sure?  I’ll add a clue… Spot the blue – What’s that you might be wondering? Along with what on earth … Continue reading Not just a magnificent bouquet…

Ouch – Don’t mix your brushes!

You’ve been warned ladies…. however beautiful and fine-bristled they might appear, don’t confuse your Mason Pearson with your Wire Brush, else it might be very painful! Very exciting news today, at lunch I made a new friend… I was the only, lucky one allowed to take photos, can’t wait to share with you shortly….  For now though back to bricks. I love beautiful brickwork – … Continue reading Ouch – Don’t mix your brushes!

Oh granny, what big ears you have!

To Little Red Riding Hood the wolf replied “All the better to hear you with, my dear!” Poor little Red Riding Hood didn’t stand a chance until the woodcutter came to her rescue. Now where is a heroic woodcutter when I need one? Having had some ‘meaty’ DIY posts lately, this is pretty succinct as bubbles time… fear not, I’ll let you know the venue … Continue reading Oh granny, what big ears you have!

As sexy as a wet fish…

Like a weak and pathetic handshake… Couldn’t be further from the epitome of Lara Croft – you’ve guessed it I’m talking about goggles! Just to tease you, the makers of the cheapest goggles design them to look not dissimilar to a scuba diving mask – how cruel!  Reminding you how you could be floating in idyllic, tropical waters surrounded by shoals of fluorescent, darting fish… … Continue reading As sexy as a wet fish…

Sludge and water tsunami – How to remove a radiator

This is it… I haven’t even finished the first paragraph yet I’m telling you with confidence that this is the best guide for removing a radiator that there is out there…  How do I know? Because I’m going to tell you the truth about what happens when removing a radiator.  Unlike other guides with slim, perfectly-behaving and regularly maintained radiators that barely contain any water…. … Continue reading Sludge and water tsunami – How to remove a radiator

A house without books is like a room without windows… Planning & Building Regulations

And I do love books! Gulp!  I got swamped by the vast amount about windows out there – I felt overloaded, didn’t know where to start?  Building Regs are very dry reading… I considered sticking spanners in my eyes… So I’ve split this into 3 parts, do duck in depending on your window-ful fancy… Sprinkled with photos of some of my favourite glass-es haha! [Duck & Waffle, … Continue reading A house without books is like a room without windows… Planning & Building Regulations

Sadly not a fashion show…

I trust this goes without saying… but sadly DIY is not in any shape or form a fashion show. Not remotely. Whoops, at the start of this little (or mammoth) project I was a little confused and figured that surely after a decent dose of suds in the washing machine my post-DIY clothes would be crisp and sparkly again ready for this…. whilst sipping this… … Continue reading Sadly not a fashion show…

How to remove wall insulation – not candy floss!

I love fairgrounds – The magic.  The buzz.  The flashing lights and the annoyingly-catchy music.  The rides, especially the merry-go-round (I’m a big kid at heart!), the mulled wine (at Winter Wonderland), the fact that everyone has a smile on their face from the adrenaline. Not forgetting the candy floss, a big web of cotton wool toppling on the end of a tiny stick.  Fluorescent … Continue reading How to remove wall insulation – not candy floss!