Not Enough Gift Wrap For That Gift? Wrap It Diagonally.

Introduction You start off with a nice roll of Gift Wrap, when you wrap those gifts for that festive occasion, and afterwards you have a small rectangle of unused paper left over. Eventually another small gift needs wrapping so you look through the small left-over pieces of Gift Wrap only to find several are nearly… Continue reading Not Enough Gift Wrap For That Gift? Wrap It Diagonally.

A Fireplace Alcove Coloured Lighting Scheme

Alcove Lit By White Light

Introduction Here I will describe how I created a Fireplace Alcove Coloured Lighting Scheme using multi-coloured LED lighting. This article isn’t about lighting a small niche in the wall of a large Ingle Nook fireplace or anything like that. It’s about converting a modern domestic fireplace into an alcove where ornaments or a plant could… Continue reading A Fireplace Alcove Coloured Lighting Scheme

How I Repaired A Dualit Milk Frother Model DMF2

Introduction My wife pressed the start button on the Dualit Milk Frother (Model DMF2) one day in the summer of 2017 and it no longer worked. This persisted so we had to heat the milk in the microwave oven for a week or two until we got a new frother. Of course, me being me,… Continue reading How I Repaired A Dualit Milk Frother Model DMF2

Removing Block Paving Moss From My Driveway

Introduction I recently spent half a day removing block paving moss from my driveway. The paving, laid in 1993, has been cleaned more than once but moss soon grows under damp conditions. Because the blocks have a chamfered edge there is a V shaped recess at the junction between blocks. This is a space where… Continue reading Removing Block Paving Moss From My Driveway

Unblocking A Blocked Toilet

Preface This post describes: How to clear a blocked toilet and includes how to remove the trap water so it can safely be disconnected from the sewer without spilling anything. As you can see I’ve censored the featured image for this post. I decided somethings are best left to the imagination. Imagine the water level… Continue reading Unblocking A Blocked Toilet

Retractable Clothes Washing Line Repair

Minky Retractable Clothes Washing Line Repaired

Introduction What is a retractable clothes washing line? Find out here. Generally I have found retractable clothes washing lines very useful. They mainly keep the line clean so that it doesn’t dirty the washing pegged out on it. My problem has been breakage. I have had them break because they are not capable of taking… Continue reading Retractable Clothes Washing Line Repair

Radio Controlled Wall Clock In My Shed

Radio Controlled Wall Clock On Shed Door

Introduction I have for some time wanted a reliable time piece outside my house. I don’t actually require an exact time outside anymore than I do elsewhere, but I do need to get the grass cut by teatime. So, I have acquired a Radio Controlled Wall Clock for my shed. I have had the difficulty of… Continue reading Radio Controlled Wall Clock In My Shed

Securing Shed Doors

Shed Door Closed

Introduction In 1997 both of my sheds were burgled. I thought I’d made them secure enough. I’d used hasps with the thickest staples I could find on the market (similar to these) and disc padlocks with hardened shackles. But the burglars cut through each staple in two places making a gap through which the padlock shackle… Continue reading Securing Shed Doors