Category Archives: DIY

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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Treatment of wounds from fights with cockroaches.


Lately I do seem to be injured rather a lot.  I fall over things, or walk into sharp things, or use dangerous tools with insufficient caution. I have been so careful not to fall off things, like my ever-expanding jungle … Continue reading

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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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