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Saturday, 19 December 2015

He's "been" already

I can't believe it is ten days since my last post on 8th December. I have been  busy with the new WC installation upstairs, and also some extra Katie minding sessions covering for High Horse's after school activities.

Pete and I did manage a wettish walk on Thursday 10th December, but this Thursday 17th it rained all day and we drove to B&Q at Lancaster to pick up the final bathroom fittings for my project and then we were off to the Christmas gathering at Pete's wife Liz's art class.

Wet walking with Pete - reflections under the M6 


Twas Speech Day, or something similar for High Horse, so I had to look after K until  7:00pm - she had a long day and fell asleep like this about 5:45 watching C Beebies - I ended up with severe pins and needles in my arm by the time HH arrived

My finished throne room

Merry Christmas everyone - he doesn't come down the chimney at my house

12 comments:

John J said...

That's a tidy looking installation, well done! Might you be available to do a similar installation in Timperley? 😉

Sir Hugh said...

JJ - Thanks for that. Anybody contemplating working in somebody else's house should watch the Only Fools and Horses chandelier sketch first.

https://youtu.be/LFuYIi5-igc

Rouchswalwe said...


Ha ha happy Christmas to you! I'd always wondered how ol' St. Nick handled houses with no chimneys ...

afootinthehills said...

That looks a very professional job Conrad. Happy Christmas to you and your family.

gimmer said...

deeply impressed - and so quickly done, to boot
as said previously, have jobs for you with such skills as displayed

Sir Hugh said...

gimmer - The photo is very broad brush and close inspection may reveal less admirable features. The last piece of the upper puvc cladding in the far right corner needed about 14 inches, but my sole remaining piece was only 9 inches. I couldn't thoil to buy another 2.4metre plank (note my amateurish mixing of metric and imperial), and so I settled for a join. There are other imperfections, especially in my improvised mitre joins on angles more or less than 90 degrees in the edge trimming.

Sir Hugh said...

afoot - Thanks Gibson - see my reply to gimmer above.

Roderick Robinson said...

A real return to form after some time spent in the DIY doldrums.

SEASON'S GRATITUDE (Because the familiar phrases at this time of year don't work for me.)
For sharing the burden of Nick; for acting as confidante; for demonstrating remarkable resilience; for flattering me by frequently taking up my suggestions; for demonstrating tolerance.

AlanR said...

I bet your flushed with success..

Sir Hugh said...

RR -thanks. May all my future DIY efforts also achieve fame for strict tolerance.

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Alan R -I presume you are referring to my flush fits in line with my reputation for achieving tolerance?

Sir Hugh said...

Rouchswalwe - there's always a way.

Bob Andrews said...

But does it work?