Category Archives: DIY

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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Opportunities Gained and Lost


My day was sabotaged, in between normal collection-from-school and pool cleaning and editing tasks, by the observation by Much Better Half that a drain kept drizzling although rain had only reigned some time ago.  This led me to wonder if my … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Early Spring and Late Crazy Paving


It is not quite August, yet, and spring is making itself felt with blossoms here and there, and last night the toads we imported from our previous residence (with our pond fish) started croaking songs of love.  The first yellow-billed … Continue reading

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Work Comes to a Really Awful Grinding Halt


Today, a bit of a bind: A- ttacked by a mad angle-grinder; Jumped out of my grip To go for a trip With a cord-round-left-leg winder. It viciously bit inner thigh – Just glad it did not go more high! … Continue reading

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Out on the Tiles Again


Yet again a tile-some day, While friend did with our doorway play; At lunch, it was my sorry fate To snap in two a dental plate; The dentist was off sick, so I Delivery to lab did try; To find … Continue reading

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