Category Archives: DIY

Picnic Blanket for Sissies


At the flea market before last (the last one was deluged out — talking of which we now have a burst pipe down the road someplace and no water) I found this folding table and bench set and a R40 … Continue reading

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Mineral Bottle Keeps Pool Filled for Over 2 1/2 Years


In February 2016 I posted about using a 2 Litre mineral bottle to top up our above-ground pool. It has continued to do so to date. At the moment, the level is a bit low and we are eagerly awaiting … Continue reading

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A Blazing Temper, Flaming Fury, and Burning Ambition, Quenched


      Regular readers, if such exist, will recall that in June I had to give haircuts to a lot of trees that were blocking signals from a new router. This caused a quite enormous pile of branches, twigs … Continue reading

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A slide show in the rain.


I have to decide whether to make a slide show out of my show of slides, or let it slide? My jungle gym is certainly growing in numbers of options to descend from it at speed. The latest was obtained … Continue reading

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ANTI BLOGGING ANTAGONISTS


Today I flitted round a lot (With fixing things, not like a bat!) And now and then, when tired I got Or found that I had lost the plot, I stopped and had a chat. Or played the piano for … Continue reading

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Above-ground Pool Supports Repair Without Draining.


Large above-ground pools have a good lifespan on the vinyl liner. But for homes right on the sea one cannot say the same for the metal supports. It has taken from 22nd December 2014 until now for some of those in … Continue reading

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GOING L-FOR-LEATHERMAN AGAIN


At the end of April last year, I went boogie-boarding with the grandkids. I failed to report that when setting off back to the car, I noted that I had an empty Leatherman multitool sheath with me.  A frantic search … Continue reading

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