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Sunday Column (2)

Here we go again, my 2nd column. A week into March already and it has been a busy week. Work is very busy and I try to not spend too much time there. Not because I don’t like it but because I need to unwind and have a life too. Guess it comes down to work life balance. However, I am off with work to Oslo next week, for our first non-UK based International Search Summit. Very exciting! My first 5 weeks of Tai Chi are over as well. And I absolutely love it. Shame I cannot go next week, but the course continuous for at least another 5 weeks, probably forever. I really enjoy it. What else is happening? I planted another raspberry and a blackberry bush in the garden. Also cut the grass, got rid of some fungus growing on our wall and put some fertiliser on the grass. So the garden is ready for my veggies. I planted the seeds in little pots, so hopefully they will come out nicely soon. Jen is nesting and decided to decorate the hall. I ended up sanding the floor in the entrance area and we removed the carpet there and

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No more bad DIY

As I wrote before, I might not be the best of all DIY people. You know I bought the Collins DIY book and drilled through a power cable. Yesterday, putting up the pictures, I used the Black and Decker Sensors which worked fabulous, giving me the confidence to drill, nail and put up all those pictures. Comes highly recommended! Volker

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DIY continued

Tonight, after a very successful day at work, we did some DIY – then again we did not. My wife got curtains and our living room really looks stunning now. However, we wanted to get some pictures on the wall but after my experience of drilling through a cable, I will get myself a wire detector. I believe that 21 pounds will be well spent and I can use my DIY skills without worrying about getting an electric shock or getting someone to fix things. We will shortly post more pictures on www.ballueder.co.uk where we have links to pictures, profiles and everything concerning our life. Very cheesy text I admit. Have a good night, speak tomorrow. Volker

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DIY Weekend

Sunday afternoon, almost time for my tea… My neighbour was so kind to come over in the morning. He fixed our electricity after I hit one of the major cables with the drill last night. Hmm, never drill next to a fuse box. However, good thing about it: he discovered a real mess of electric cables, ergo we need to get someone out to fix most of our electrics. Bad news: expensive. Anyhow, rather fixing it now before it burns down the house or something. Then we finally put up our blinds in the kitchen and living room. I tried to find “screwing venetian blinds on window frame” on Google with little success. So anyone who tries to drill venetian blind fittings on to their window frame (plastic) be aware that you drill through the plastic into the masonary. Be sure you have masonry behind – we did not. So some screws are hanging lose and others are fixed only on the plastic, e.g. with a hollow wall wall plug. As long as it holds…..we definitely leave them until we move out of here. So, the house is getting very homely. But, enough for today. Some tidying, laundry, wine and

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