Nigel, my first report ever, recently went to New Zealand, and he’s started writing a blog with photos. That’s a nice way to enable us all to find out what he’s up to.
Det er i dag den 24. juni – det vil sige, der nu er præcist et halvt år til juleaften! Og i går var det sankthans – det er en af de dage, jeg savner Danmark mest…
I just put up a shelf in my bathroom. It looks nice, and it feels very stable and solid, but there was one tiny problem. One end of the shelf was wider than the other end, and it didn’t fit into the bracket. I solved it by shaving off a bit of the shelf (just 1mm did the trick), but you’re not supposed to do that! I don’t have an issue with Ikea outsourcing shelf production to Romania, but they need to be strict with their internal quality control – this is just plain sloppiness!
Why is DIY so bloody expensive? Yesterday, I went to B&Q and Ikea, and I didn’t buy anything big or fancy – just covings, skirtings, saw blades, paint rollers, a chair, some shelves, some floor underlay and a box of tiles – and it cost me more than £200!
Fortunately, Phyllis gave me a lift, or I would have had to go several times to get it all home… Thanks!
According to the new Rough Guide to Britain (see a review here), the Glasgow School of Art, here in Garnethill, is no. 16 on the list of attractions in the UK, and the highest-placed one in Glasgow.
Exactly a year ago today, at 11am, my solicitor called me to tell me I was a flat owner. The timing was not ideal – I was going to Denmark the following day, and I had to get my stuff back from storage before then, so it was really stressful. And since then, all my time and money has been going into the flat – life as a flat owner is really very different from being a tenant!