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Good riddance to the bamboo bush!

Late last Autumn we finally said good riddance to the bamboo bush: It was a shame to say goodbye because we use the bamboo in the garden to support other growing plants and also give it to our neighbours, but it was simply becoming very hard to maintain/tame. So it had to go! In its place […]

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Fitting the ‘runway’ lights

I’m visiting my parents for a few weeks and helping them with jobs around the house. There is always something that needs doing. One of the jobs we set out to do in the Spring was to fit lights on the wall surrounding the pool. We dubbed them the ‘runway’ lights quite early on, as during […]

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Projects 2015: The Fish Pond

A few weeks ago I told you all about the five projects that we have planned for the year and that one of those projects was that we were going to cut down the bamboo tree and put a fish pond with a fountain in its place. We thought long and hard about the plan and […]

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5 Projects That We Have Planned For 2015

Looking back on last year I feel that we did a lot of small rather than big projects around the house, such as fitting the new wood burner and giving the pool room a face-lift. We did a lot of painting last year—and I mean a lot of painting. We did have to put a brand new roof on […]

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Smartening up the Pool Room

One of my jobs over the past couple of days has been to smarten up the pool room with a lick of white paint. The walls were just bare concrete, which made that corner of the garden look pretty dark and dingy so it needed the full works doing for a good-looking finish. Here it […]

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