Home & Garden archive

DIY, decorating and de-cluttering; home improvements and recipes: anything vaguely home or garden related gets chucked in here.

A little bit more meat

(Because the alternative is telling you all about the fact that Isabel specifically requested my presence in the bathroom yesterday to show off her “BIIIIIIIIG poo!” … oh.) As per previous post, I had my Well Hung Meat meatbox on Friday, complete with a shoulder of lamb thingy. Lamb being my favourite meat of all… read more →

Not Impressed by The Well Hung Meat Company

This post has several follow-ups: Going Back to Well Hung Meat A little bit more meat My cheaty leftover-lamb curry I am also now a regular customer of Well Hung Meat. Minds out of the gutter, please. I’m referring to Well Hung Meat the organic meat box delivery company, nothing more sinister. I don’t think… read more →

Sat in the car…

…next to Izz, who’s fast asleep in her car seat. Typing feels weird, because the skin on my fingers has been shredded from shovelling gravel and lifting concrete. We went out to try and buy Isabel a slide yesterday, and while we couldn’t find one (end of season, all shops seem to be swapping garden… read more →

The House, The Move, The DIY

I’ll break this down a bit for those not interested in the minutiae of the past few days; you can skip to which bits interest you the most… Friday: Exchange and Complete The contracts were officially exchanged on the house Friday morning, we completed at the same time and had the keys for 11am. A… read more →

All Loose Ends Tied (hah)

I finally received confirmation yesterday that my application for the course on web apps I talked about has been received and accepted, so I am trying to tie up as many loose ends and get as much stuff done as possible. This is not as easy as you’d think, because every time I try and… read more →

Answer Me This

Why is it that the area of the sink underneath our dish-drainer always seems to get dirty, despite the fact that the only thing that ever gets put on it is clean dishes? Our dishes are washed in very hot water so you’d think that the water would drip down from the rack and clean… read more →

Those follow your eyebrows dear!

It’s been around 14 years since my last eye test and after much “umm”ing and “ahh”ing, Karl and I decided it was probably about time I got off my lazy arse and went to the opticians. I figured that working and playing with computers for up to 14 hours a day probably hasn’t done them… read more →

Rain Rain Go Away

It’s probably not hit the news over in the States because rain in the UK is hardly a new thing, but here in England and in Wales we’ve got some serious wet weather issues going on at the moment. The country is under water in many places with rivers bursting banks and more rain still… read more →

So There We Go

My Mum mentioned to me this evening that I never did follow up my entry on the swans and she’s right. I realised that I’ve not followed up on any of my entries for months, barely discussing anything but superficial crap and the Internet. So here I am, telling you how things are with me…… read more →