Monthly Archives: October 2010

The boiler has been brought back to life

The new parts for the combi-boiler arrived today. The thermostat is in two parts: a temperature sensor (including a programmer) that I’ve positioned in our downstairs hallway, which then connects by RF to the second part:  a receiving unit (switch) … Continue reading

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It never rains but it pours

Last week all was progressing well. The lounge was done, the garden closed down for winter, the alarm and inverter fitted to the ‘van and we’d also managed to socialize with some of our friends. We did still have quite … Continue reading

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Don’t neglect the garden

Whilst Cameron’s been tackling the jobs inside, I’ve been preparing the garden for its winter shutdown. Shrubs have been hacked back, bird feeders and next boxes cleaned out and all my garden pots emptied and their contents planted elsewhere in … Continue reading

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We also managed some entertaining

This week we’ve also managed to pack in some social time. On Tuesday evening Chris and Victoria managed to come over after work for some supper! Victoria wanted to see what the nomads’ campervan really looked like. We might actually … Continue reading

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Preparation is everything

This week has been focused on completing the one or two bits and pieces in our lounge that we just didn’t quite get done before our friends visit last week: Elaine was busy taking up the new curtains (two pairs) … Continue reading

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DIY projects never cease

Well it has been absolutely hectic since we finished work at the end of September. The first week and a half were spent demolishing the brick fireplace in the lounge, bricking up the old open fire recess and putting in … Continue reading

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Our year out – what’s it all about?

What do you think about taking a year off work, buying a motorhome and using it as a base whilst you climb all 283 Scottish Munros (mountains over 3000 feet)? Sound like fun? Continue reading

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