Saturday, 29 September 2012

Doggie in the window ...

Looking at a book about dog breeds the other day I came across this:

Small Munsterlander:

We also like the look of ...


Weimaranas (possibly a bit large though)

Welsh Springer Spaniels

Has anyone got any suggestions for a gentle, happy, fun, small-medium sized dog breed?

Friday, 7 September 2012

Home ownership blues

Don't you love it when someone has left lots of lovely maintenance work for you to do in your new (100 year old) home?

So, this looks like a nice bathroom yes? I don't want to give too much away, but you can see that it is quite new, a decent size, fairly "stylish" (as real estate agents might say!) It is missing the rustic quality that we look for but we were thinking we would get something way more 1940s and pink ;-)

But, all is not as it seems.

We are big believers in doing things properly; some clearly are not. So far we have a long list of things that need to be fixed, not least (by a very long shot) is to fix the plumbing from the bathroom.

Some bright spark installed the pipes so the waste from the toilet and the shower has to go uphill! They also installed decking over where the pipes run through the back garden and one of the footings for this decking sits right on top of a pipe, so the pipe has cracked.

Oh joy. We only moved in yesterday!!

It's amazing how something so seemingly innocent can cause great problems, and MASSIVE holes in budgets.

It's such a nice welcome back to home ownership, but we are still firmly in the no regrets category.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Just teasing

Adding to the mystery ...



... how I wonder what you are.