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Finishing the Lean-to Build – Hot Work

Tuesday was an absolute scorcher here. It started off hot and just got hotter with the temperatures eventually maxing out at 32.8ºC. The hottest day so far in 2016 and not far off our ‘all-time’ record of 33.7ºC set on 19th July 2016.  Typically, I had lots of hot work planned for the day, finishing...

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Garden Building – Time for a new Shed

Sorry for the lack of blog posts here over the past few days but we’ve been mega-busy working in the garden building a new shed – well, it is the perfect time of year for DIY Projects. Not just that of course as we’ve also had a fund-raising night at Morrison’s with the Scouts, fund-raising...

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Creating a Blank Canvas

Another busy weekend – I think I need a rest after that one. It was dominated this week by the office makeover. As mentioned elsewhere, a leak in our fishtank prompted a complete re-decoration of my home office. The biggest task was moving everything out of the office and finding somewhere to store it whilst the...

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A Fresh Lick of Paint

Doesn’t time fly! It’s been over 10 years since we built our house, so about time that we finished off some of the interior decorating! For some reason we’ve just never quite got around to sanding down and varnishing the interior woodwork throughout various parts of the house. To be fair there are various reasons for...

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Christmas Cake Decorating

The time had come or some Christmas cake decorating. I made the cakes a few weeks ago and then fed them with alcohol for a couple of weeks before coating them with marzipan last weekend. This weekend it was time to cover them with icing and then decorate them. A Chocolate Christmas Cake I started...

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Making Xmas Decorations at Nant yr Arian

After riding in the Forest of Dean on Saturday, I had an easy ride around the Summit Trail at Nant yr Arian on Sunday morning and then met Anna, Morgan, Jo, Danny and Kai at the visitor centre to make some Christmas decorations aout of things found in the forest. I obviously needed a shower...

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The Height of Luxury

As the title of this website states, we are supposed to be living a Simple Life of Luxury here in West Wales. I think we are achieving that. To add to the luxury we are currently fitting a new en-suite shower room to the house. We’ve been planning to do this since building the house...

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Bedroom Progress

So that Anna doesn’t tell me off again for not blogging about the new bedroom furniture I thought Id better post some photos of the progress so far to accompany her previous post. More stuff should be arriving on Thursday so no doubt I shall be ‘hard at it in the bedroom’ again on Thursday...

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