The downstairs toilet
Oct12

The downstairs toilet

Ever since we moved into our house, I’ve been waiting to get our horrendous pink 1980s ensuite bathroom updated. It’s a carrot dangling just in front of my nose. Sometimes the carrot gets very close, but then something changes, and suddenly it’s a long way from my nose again. It was going to be this spring, then this summer. Summer has been and gone and I don’t know when it will ever get done. But at least we...

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Project 366 Week 36
Sep10

Project 366 Week 36

It’s been a busy week with school, work and getting our new downstairs toilet put in. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 248 – Sunday 4th September – the day got off to a bad start, with a phone call from my husband to say he’d had a bike crash. He’s bruised and bloody, but he’s basically OK. Thank goodness! Day 249 – Monday 5th September – my eldest and my daughter went back...

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Project 366 Week 34
Aug27

Project 366 Week 34

I can’t believe it’s nearly the end of August and that the end of the school holidays is coming round so fast! I’m not sure I’m ready for autumn just yet. After our lovely holiday in Padstow and a couple of relaxing weeks, I was back to working hard this week, while the kids mainly did their own thing. There was plenty of Pokemon Go hunting as usual. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 234 –...

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How many toilets?!
Jan28

How many toilets?!

When we looked around our house for the very first time, one of the first things that struck us (apart from having five bedrooms and a fabulous window which runs almost the entire height of the house), was the sheer number of toilets. FOUR! Four toilets! Almost one each. Or two each for the previous owners. There was one in the main bathroom, one in the ensuite, a downstairs loo and an upstairs loo. Did we really need that many...

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Nothing to moan about
Jan24

Nothing to moan about

So the toilet has been fixed. It’s been a long time coming. To put it into context, my Mum and Dad (not qualified plumbers by any stretch of the imagination) tried to mend it when my daughter had swine flu. In the summer of 2009. It had probably already been dodgy for a year or more then. My husband tried to fix it too. In the last few months he phoned a plumber. Twice. The plumber may even have said he would come round. And...

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