May the roof above us never fall in
And may we good companions beneath it never fall out.

~Irish blessing

Monday, August 15, 2011

Scenes from the weekend

I am very lucky indeed to have a husband that is really good at so many different things. A fruitful weekend of pottering about the house resulted in a new light for the shaving mirror,

Basisk wall spotlight from Ikea 

a chrome rail to support the shower panel and give us somewhere to dry the bathmat,

and new taps in the second bathroom that is due to be demolished in two weeks. Huh? Well the old cream plastic hot water tap, perhaps sensing its impending retirement, gave out this weekend. Rather than bothering to repair it, we put the new taps on which will mean we have to dry them off and box them up again in a few weeks but it saved a lot of bother.

Plus there was new glass for the bathroom window which was a first for us but turned out not to be too tricky.

For those wanting to do it, we watched this helpful little video from Lombard Hardware.

It's fairly straightforward, but make sure you really soften the putty well before applying - roll it into a sausage and knead it a few times - so that it doesn't drag when you spread it with the knife.

Press it on, spread with a putty knife, then cut off the excess so it's nice and neat. Voila.

These are the old panes and there were two panels of mesh above for ventilation for the days before exhaust fans. Yes, if you look closely those are raindrops. We'd checked the BOM and double checked but you know what they say about Melbourne weather.

Nothing a cup of tea and some of Roald Dahl's yummy Arnhem Biscuits won't fix.

See 'Roald Dahl's Cookbook' or here for the recipe.

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