Category Archives: DIY

This Simply Sucks!


 Our vacuum cleaners were destroyed By maids with regularity They too much weight on them deployed — A matter of great gravity; Industrial machine we bought, They can’t destroy this one, we thought, But soon a lesson we were taught: … Continue reading

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Lateral Thinking with a Beam to make one Beam.


I recently boasted in a comment that I was good at Heath Robinson solutions to problems. (In fact, I should show the one I was referring to, some time soon.) I thought I would regale you with my latest. In … Continue reading

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Raising an Issue of Ups and Downs


You know that jungle gym we so recently had erected for us? Well, I spent the best part of the day in taking some of it apart again. We were supposed to go out for dinner to Sister-in-Law’s place, but … Continue reading

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All Cut Up in Botched Burglary; Haul Away!


Wordle 330 Shock! Broken glass on grass this morn; Lock time passed, and chain will runner screen, Shoe pierced by shard on slippery lawn — Dogs give tongue; the bleeding man is seen. (A scene such as is repeated daily in … Continue reading

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In a Spin and Abandoned


This morning when I got up the girls were trying out the alternative swing which I rigged so that the two ‘normal’ ones are simply hooked to one side and the trampoline-like one is clipped on in their place. Squeals … Continue reading

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In the Swing of Things with a Clean Sweep


Today started with me being unable to finish breakfast because a Jungle Gym Construction Company arrived on site, and I had to supervise the boss and later BE the boss, because he left to get his car fixed. I fairly successfully … Continue reading

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Buying a Farm


To say someone had ‘bought the farm’ or ‘bought the plot’ or simply ‘bought it’ has had morbid connotations, for airmen in particular, since World War 1. It meant dying as a result of a crash or of being shot … Continue reading

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