Tag Archives: DIY

  1. Gotcha – Stopped that leak!


    Sunday 31 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Ok, hands up who’s ever owned a house and had a leaky ceiling at some point or other? Most of …
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  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic (III)


    Sunday 24 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third Weekly Photo Challenge entry was a long-held optimism… You see, we have a screen in the kitchen, …
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  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition (I)


    Friday 27 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    FOUR IMAGES – My first entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the creation of our reading room at the top of the …
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  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Door (IV)


    Monday 06 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge are my attempts at making the …
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  5. Working a Coal Furnace


    Tuesday 20 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Unless the family is at home all day and/or it’s also darned cold outside, the heating is only run at …
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  6. Having a Dirty Old Day ! (part two)


    Saturday 17 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is the second of a very strange couple of posts to share some of the less salubrious aspects of rural life; which on balance …
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  7. Having a Dirty Old Day ! (part one)


    Wednesday 14 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Having introduced you to our dear friend,”Terrance the Termodinamik“, our lovely big coal furnace, I also mentioned my monthly ‘dirty …
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  8. Home Heat


    Sunday 11 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    When it comes to heating our home, we are slightly off the beaten track. There is no mains piped natural …
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  9. Pint-sized Rebel #4


    Saturday 20 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Cousin Spike Jnr building his first weapon I suspect…. .

  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray (I)


    Friday 22 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a bit of a cliché, but here are some ‘frayed’ shorts…  As I …
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  11. A Door To Nowhere


    Tuesday 06 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    You know how it is, some jobs stay firmly sat ‘on a to-do list’ for eternity and beyond. Well, no …
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  12. The Big Eucalyptus


    Saturday 19 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The old olive tree was not the only tree to be made a ‘feature’ of; we also had a large …
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  13. Slap It On


    Saturday 15 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Decent workmanship is hard to come by, we all know that; whether by first hand experience at cash wasted on …
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  14. The Old Olive Tree


    Monday 10 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    When we first acquired the land it was like a jungle. Not much had been done for years and the …
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  15. Roofing Spike


    Thursday 13 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Following on from Spike The Welder, we now have Roofing Spike, lol.. 🙂 Once the roofing support had been constructed, …
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  16. Spike The Welder


    Thursday 06 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Over the years I’ve had a go at many building type jobs around the house and here on the farm – …
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  17. Buy An Old House: Brilliant Idea!

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    Wednesday 27 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    I was Googleerizing a bit this morning, on that Google Maps thingymajig, you know, looking up old places I’ve lived …
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  18. Bygone Days of Failed DIY


    Wednesday 17 July, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    This episode also takes place in that old heap of a house already the subject of a couple of other …
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  19. Brain Reversal


    Tuesday 09 July, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Over the past 30 years, I have had a go at quite a diverse pile of handyman jobs. Now whether …
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