Category Archives: Renovations

Not Really Awful Knob


I have a brass knob, I declare, Replacing the thing that was there; Though harder, no doubt, To get in or out, One simply must handle with care. And surely the sight of it will Provide all the girls with a … Continue reading

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Making a stable door stable.


One of the strange features of our new home was an enclosed courtyard with no access to one side of the garden unless one took a wild detour up steps, past the flatlet, and down another set of steps.  There … 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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How Cats Play When Kittens are Away


When grandgirls and daughter in Cape Town sojourned The lounge was in this state: While they were away all our efforts were turned To sorting and repacking – Although the space was lacking – Now doesn’t it look great? Crazy … Continue reading

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Things are beginning to look all white …


Outbuildings, house, and cottage, all, Have painting jobs on them befall, From base of floor to top of rafter; And here shown is before and after – The main wall here has had its paint, One on the left quite clearly – … Continue reading

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Really Awful Rhyme in Seventeen Silly Bubbles


The NaPoWriMo Day 27 (actually, GloPoWriMo for those like me outside the U S of A) prompt challenges one to produce a poem of seventeen syllables per line:  To write impossibly extended lines, let us try a limerick: It would … Continue reading

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A Really Awful Complete Cabinet Reshuffle


Though cabinets did look all right They had an aspect to gall sight; Because of dark lacquer Their presence was blacker – But now they’re looking quite all white.   © April 2016 Colonialist (WordPress)

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