Saturday, 16 December 2017

Some week

Been a busy week getting all the Christmas gear down from the loft and set up, but nearly there.

Adding to the mix, our Combi Boiler is playing up, domestic hot water running hot and warm then cold and repeating the cycle, so it appears that the heat exchanger is blocked up and a costly repair would follow. The boiler is 15 years old and will need to be replaced with a modern boiler early in the New Year.

Yesterday my wife suffered a bird strike on the front grill of the car ( a Pheasant  )luckily after inspecting the damage this morning, it is just the grill needs replacing, no further damage, so guess she was lucky. One of the hazards of living in rural Lincolnshire.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Gas torch

Some years back I bought a micro butane torch for jewellery making, it never performed as it should and have just bought myself a new torch and gas cannisters which have tested out today and am well pleased with it, performs brilliantly and the flame is adjustable too.

All ready for the next creation.

Garden tidy up

With the snow now gone, it was time to get out in the garden and tidy up for the winter. First job was to tidy up the borders where the Virgin media engineers had dug up a few spring bulbs whilst laying their fibre optic cables the other day. Bulbs replanted and mud from the drive cleaned up.

Out to the back garden, the hose real disconnected and stowed in the greenhouse, water supply to the tap on the wall shut off and pipework drained. Good mornings work done.