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Five Photo Friday

Hi everyone! It's been a long long week, plagued by the back to school cold and stress levels through the roof! Let me explain a little. Last week I showed you a happy student back in his house at Uni in Nottingham, that's some good news. And here is a jolly giraffe, I made for a friend. Do you like his handspun scarf!

A late blooming rose in the garden.

And a family who have been  AMAZING! We had the builders in. We don't have the builders in ANYMORE.

Basically we had to rip everything out and start again. Of course the troops rallied round. Heather used her muscles and Oliver used his pencil finding skills to help Lovely Man put right the mess.

Here is some of that mess, these are some of the new pipes that had to come out! Arghhhhhhh

Hopefully this weekend will see some good progress. I'll tell you the whole sorry tale next week. Have a good weekend Love ♥Sue♥

Five Photo Friday

I'm posting from my phone, who knows how this will turn out!
Anyway round up of the week. A computer that can't find my SD card.
Two cross cats and one happy student!
I'll explain all next week.
In the meantime I'm off to eat chocolate and drink tea, yes folks we're officially having a Crisis!
Hope your week is going smoothly.
Love Sue x

Oh by the way I do know it's Thursday, don't look till tomorrow. X

Let's build a deck 2

Hi how are you all did you enjoy a glorious weekend? We've been enjoying some lovely Autumnal walks. Anyway............ ..........as promised here's the story of the deck. Remember how we hated decking,  I was holding out for slate flagstones actually. But as a temporary solution decking would do so we began.
The first job was levelling using concrete and bricks.

Now we didn't want to spend too much money on this project so decided to use roof joists, which we got for a very good price. Bring in the de-nailing team.

Oliver came up with the idea to take away the roof supports!!!!! I know it'll fall down...... .luckily Lovely Man knew a cunning way of supporting the roof on two bespoke brackets. 

I think Oliver was having second thoughts at this point.

As you can see they make a crack team. Look at the awesome strength!

It's okay the roof stays up!  And even better we'll have even more space.

Next came the joist laying and protecting. It proved to be a rather smelly job, wood pres…

Let's build a deck!

Hello! Did you miss me? How was your Summer? Mine was busy. Let me share with you what we've been up to. Look through the window, what do you see? That's right, a lovely garden, some wellies and a bird. Now look closer, can you see the concrete, with the crack and the weeds. It's been like that forever. All uneven okay, but not really very user friendly.

We've painted and preened on various occasions. The walls and shelves look fine, we like them!

And the flowers always cheer us up.

A comfy bench.

It's the floor that gives us a problem, all uneven and cracked.  "We'll save up, lay flagstones or slates or brick" we said. "It will look expensive and stylish" we said. We never did it, waaay too expensive and complicated, all that levelling and rubble. "It can't be done, it's not so bad, we love our garden it's........... FINE!" Then back in May something happened. I don't know how it happened but we decided to deck over the concrete.  …