Posts about House

Hanging Baskets and Saving Water

Published on 4 June 2006 in , ,

We're in a drought situation. The reservoirs are not exactly in a good state and Thames Water have already instigated a hosepipe ban. So I confess to being in a bit of a quandry about whether we should have hanging baskets this year. After all they take up a lot of water.

Estate Agents

Published on 21 March 2006 in , , ,

A BBC News website about dirty tricks and scamster estate agents makes depressing reading. Anyone who has bought or sold property knows that it's an extremely stressful experience. It also reminded me that I'd never blogged about the estate agent hell we had when we were trying to complete the purchase of our lovely little house.

Decorated Result

Published on 2 October 2005 in , ,

It was about six months ago that an epic journey was started. A journey that would see a complete redefinition of the way I lived my life. A journey that would shake the foundations of the world I lived in. It's impact is larger than can be imagined. Yes. I started decorating.

Less Stones, More Plants

Published on 9 July 2005 in , ,

Recently I began to think about doing something with the small flower bed that sits at the end of the drive. When we moved in, there was a narrow strip for plants and behind that was mostly piles of pebbles and stones - lots of them. It was time for a change. And fewer stones.


Published on 19 June 2005 in , ,

There's something quite pleasing about eating something you've grown and you simply can't beat the taste of freshly picked herbs in your food

Picture Frame Hook Thingy Needed

Published on 24 May 2005 in ,

To cut a long story short, I bought some frames today to put some photographs in. nd on one, I broke the little hook thing which is fixed to the frame, and is what you use to hang it onto a picture hook. I've borrowed one from another frame, but want a replacement.

Man, Does It Suck!

Published on 22 May 2005 in ,

The vacuum conked out the other day. It was an old one - indeed, my parents old one that had been shoved in a loft until we moved house last year when it was brought out of retirement for us to use. Not entirely sure what was wrong with it, but the cable was looking a little worn... Something to do with the centimetre of exposed copper wire gave that one away.

Ikea Madness

Published on 28 March 2005 in , , ,

For the nine months of so we have lived in our house, it's been a bit ramshackle. The living room for example, was an awful mix of random tables, styles, colours and cables.

Glass Breaking

Published on 20 February 2005 in , , ,

Can there be anything more frustrating than struggling home from Ikea with a new, large picture frame, then breaking it almost as soon as you step into your own front door?

Sea Of Cables

Published on 4 January 2005 in ,

In the back bedroom where I am sat, there are 12 items which require a plug socket. Eight of them are PCs or PC equipment.