Recycling upvc windows

I had a sales phone call recently from Anglian double-glazing and being English and extremely polite I didn’t hang up immediately. (It might have helped that last year they gave us free tickets to the Grand Designs Show that they were sponsoring.) The windows in the main part of the house were installed by Anglian…

The problem with bare brick walls

This is a thermal imaging study conducted a few years ago – before we built the extension on the back of our house. If you ignore the red door-frame on the left (it’s an internal door so doesn’t count) and the bottles on the windowsill, then you can see the window and the outside wall….

The larder is finally working

Finally, the last job on the list has been completed and the opening from the larder to the outside has been made. It has been fitted with a meshed grill on the inside and the outside to keep out insects and other nasties. There is also a sliding mechanism on each side to stop the airflow…

Great value seeds

Twenty-four packs of seeds for less than £5 – they came from Poundland! These packs cover the salad items I was looking for – it’s great to have some fast growing, quick cropping salad to keep the children interested. There are a couple of unusual varieties – an interesting yellow tomato called yellow pear and cinnamon…