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DIY insulation for water jerry-can

Given the issues with our under-slung water tanks I’ve decided that we can’t afford to let our 25 litre jerry-can of fresh water freeze. So, I bought an insulated camping mat and I’ve cut this up to form an insulating … Continue reading

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Some more DIY chores

Today was a quiet day catching up on admin type of stuff and planning tomorrow’s trip. Cameron helped his dad replace a few spot light holders – and yes Dad the silver plated holders do look better than the gold … Continue reading

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The journey commences – at last!

The journey commences at last – well sort of.

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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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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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