Today A Fireplace – – – – – –

Posted By on 7th May 2019

Over the years Peter and I did a lot of D.I.Y. Jobs big and small, usually on a tight budget, culminating in the renovations of the house and garden here at ‘Grassy Bottom’, where we clearly needed some professional help. Even so, we still did a lot of the work ourselves.


The Dream Team

Posted By on 23rd April 2019

I’m fed up with Brexit, just like 99% of the British public and probably the rest of the world too. Do you remember what I wrote back in June 2016 Here’s the relevant bit.

“However, there is no magic switch and when I think of all the money and time that would be spent/wasted on the subsequent battle to disentangle ourselves, it makes me shudder.”

Surely I can’t have been the only one who could see this coming?


Various Stuff

Posted By on 9th April 2019

It’s been a busy few weeks here at ‘Grassy Bottom’, so here is a quick update on what’s been going on.


Just Like Old Times

Posted By on 26th March 2019

Adrian fitted the new door on the porch before Xmas but just like in the old Flanders and Swan song, ‘The Gas Man Cometh’, (you have to be of a certain age to understand that) it revealed short comings in the brickwork on the corner, which would need serious attention after Xmas.


The Answer To Life The Universe And Everything

Posted By on 12th March 2019

The back door on the porch was falling apart and had been for some time. Renovating the porch was going to be the last ‘big’ job at ‘Grassy Bottom’ and was due to go ahead later this year, but sadly that won’t be happening now, however I couldn’t ignore the door which was quite frankly a disgrace.


How Do you Get 4 Elephants In A Mini?

Posted By on 20th February 2019

Well, I’m sure we’re all familiar with that old chestnut. For those of you who aren’t the answer is ‘2 in the front and 2 in the back’. However, you might not be quite as familiar with this riddle. How do you get a large suitcase in the boot of a Mazda MX5 convertible? Any ideas? Well the short answer is, you don’t!


Thinking Outside The Box

Posted By on 16th February 2019

We’ve all heard the expressions ‘thinking outside the box’ and ‘shop within a shop’, well Grayson has a slightly different take on these things.


Car Parks

Posted By on 29th January 2019

Last week I went to the local hospital for a chest X-ray. It didn’t take long, less than 20 minutes from entering the hospital to trying to find my way out again. Even the car park was simple to understand, but what happened in the next car park I went in was a little harder to fathom.


You Know You’re In Trouble When – – – –

Posted By on 22nd January 2019

You know you’re in serious trouble when you sit down to write your weeks shopping list and the first 4 items are,


Did You Know?

Posted By on 15th January 2019

Did you know that bereavement can affect your immune system? No I didn’t either, but it seems it can and it does and it has undoubtedly affected mine. There I was thinking I was coping reasonably well whilst all the time, in the background, my own immune system was plotting against me. And boy did it mean business.