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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 09:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,206
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Lots of pics of our 2 1/2 rooms that we have just...

Lots of pics of our 2 1/2 rooms that we have just done on my novice renovators thread. We used a local company with RAK, Roper Rhodes and Merlyn fittings. Large Waxman porcelain tiles. Also ordered...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By parisdisneyfan
No can be having a hot 5 minutes and feet still...

No can be having a hot 5 minutes and feet still cold😂



Thanks but Iím not telling him he is right😂 I would rather be cold than hot, I pass out with heat! but mostly just my face that gets super...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Temperature?

Views please!

dh says you have a fever if your temp is up despite how you might be feeling.

I say you have a fever if your temp is up but you feel cold!

I also said you don't tend to sweat...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 06:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,144
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Thank you for that, and I can honestly say I have...

Thank you for that, and I can honestly say I have never heard it before:erm: Sad that Mum and Dad aren't here anymore or I could have asked them if they remembered it. The song was partly right - I...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 09:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,127
Posted By parisdisneyfan
I feel your pain! We didn't do too badly for our...

I feel your pain! We didn't do too badly for our bathrooms but used a builder who then sorted out the other trades for us. We were also happy to have him in when lockdown reduced (our bathrooms...
Forum: General Chat 18 Oct 20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Canít help with other questions but big pan...

Canít help with other questions but big pan drawers are the way to go IMO. I trialled them in my last kitchen and loved them. This time round will be hardly any cupboards, all drawers! We are...
Forum: General Chat 17 Oct 20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Well you can tell how we feel as got the camera...

Well you can tell how we feel as got the camera out instead of scaring it off😉. Wood pigeons are better than town ones and no problem with nature just didnít like it flopping round the garden until...
Forum: General Chat 17 Oct 20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Gosh I feel for you, 14 months will be bad enough...

Gosh I feel for you, 14 months will be bad enough 😳
Forum: General Chat 16 Oct 20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 655
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Ours is an old SMETS1 and doesnít work so I have...

Ours is an old SMETS1 and doesnít work so I have to manually read the meter. Hoping that when we have the meter changed it will be a SMETS3 which is standardised (family member in energy and hope I...
Forum: General Chat 16 Oct 20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Both my dad and fil had triple bypasses. Dad was...

Both my dad and fil had triple bypasses. Dad was home within 10 days. He seemed good in hospital but it was 24-25 years ago. They made them get up and dressed from day 3-4. He had the vein taken...
Forum: General Chat 16 Oct 20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 655
Posted By parisdisneyfan
We moved to them a couple of months ago after...

We moved to them a couple of months ago after being with scottish power for years. I like the monthly readings. We will be testing their customer service in the new year as we will need to have our...
Forum: General Chat 16 Oct 20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,319
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Why do we do it to ourselves? We have spent a...

Why do we do it to ourselves? We have spent a year feeling like we are camping out and reckon we have still got another 6 months like it. No idea how some people can live on a building site for...
Forum: General Chat 16 Oct 20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Novice house renovators - wow what a year!

DH took today off to celebrate (? ) 1 year in the house! He is still a bit down about how little he feels we have achieved. I have refrained from saying it is because he hates making any decisions...
Forum: General Chat 14 Oct 20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Yep, it doesnít, in fact if we need 3 door...

Yep, it doesnít, in fact if we need 3 door lintels plus the big steel that is the £1000!
Forum: General Chat 14 Oct 20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Iíve been doing a monthly thread since we moved...

Iíve been doing a monthly thread since we moved in a year ago - Novice renovators - sort of a DIY SOS meets Escape to the Country😂. We have been here a year on Friday, best thing we did and couldnít...
Forum: General Chat 14 Oct 20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,144
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Never heard of mine -Mrs Brown You've got a...

Never heard of mine -Mrs Brown You've got a lovely daughter - by Hermans Hermits! Although had heard of the 1 which was when I was 2 days old - Ticket to Ride by The Beatles :D
Forum: General Chat 14 Oct 20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Thanks for that, ours is a 50 year old house that...

Thanks for that, ours is a 50 year old house that already has had work upstairs on that wall - the garage used to be single storey and then the master bedroom was built over it and the gable end wall...
Forum: General Chat 14 Oct 20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Thanks guys that is really helpful. We have...

Thanks guys that is really helpful. We have already chosen our builder due to the fact we have used him already for all the bathroom work and all his previous jobs and references. We contacted 3...
Forum: General Chat 14 Oct 20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Any structural engineers or anyone used one?

We are still working through all the things needed to be done before starting our garage/kitchen conversion. So far the asbestos survey has been done and come up ok, the building control inspector...
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By parisdisneyfan
What a difference! Beautiful both makeovers😉 Did...

What a difference! Beautiful both makeovers😉 Did you retile your en-suite or paint it?
Forum: General Chat 12 Oct 20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Umm tricky one, because if you paint one and...

Umm tricky one, because if you paint one and donít like it then it is hard to change back. Could you paint the inside of the airing cupboard? Afraid we have same as tspill - oak doors and...
Forum: General Chat 12 Oct 20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Sorry to jump on this but really enjoying reading...

Sorry to jump on this but really enjoying reading all these😁 we need to do something with ours, not sure whether to paint or rip out but then need to replaster. We do use the open fire. I have seen...
Forum: General Chat 9 Oct 20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By parisdisneyfan
All i can say is what I was told by my shoulder...

All i can say is what I was told by my shoulder consultant and that is there is no such thing as elbow pain it is all to do with the shoulder:erm: I had elbow and wrist pain as well as shoulder pain...
Forum: General Chat 9 Oct 20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By parisdisneyfan
As others have said, you will get the legal stuff...

As others have said, you will get the legal stuff but anything else will be compromised on an online company. We used a local to our new house firm who were fantastic, however our purchasers used an...
Forum: General Chat 9 Oct 20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Autumn

I think Autumn is my favourite season. Spring is ok, but I get too hot in summer and winter always disappoints as I look forward to snow which we rarely get! Whereas we got married in October...
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes 7 Oct 20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,026
Posted By parisdisneyfan
First 3 houses were brand new or almost new...

First 3 houses were brand new or almost new newbuilds on developments. However last year we bought a 1970's house that hasn't had much done since then and are trying to renovate it with very little...
Forum: General Chat 7 Oct 20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,653
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Thanks for that, maybe not so bad then. This...

Thanks for that, maybe not so bad then. This house hasn't been decorated for around 20 years at least, wallpaper that I steamed off was 80's vintage :confused2. He was the middle price guy and the...
Forum: General Chat 7 Oct 20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,653
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Gosh I think we might be overpaying the decorator...

Gosh I think we might be overpaying the decorator we have booked, although the 3 quotes we had were similar. We are having the whole 4 bed & study house bar the kitchen and conservatory done. There...
Forum: General Chat 7 Oct 20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Does the repair work have any guarantee on it? ...

Does the repair work have any guarantee on it? You could find that something else goes and you still have to change the boiler and you are down £500!

The people we bought this house from had...
Forum: General Chat 5 Oct 20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Thank you, so that explains why they are in...

Thank you, so that explains why they are in houses of a certain age. My female mind always thought it was the wrong way round as it is harder to get a good fixing in a modern dry lined house but...
Forum: General Chat 5 Oct 20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,235
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Getting the house finished, still have threadbare...

Getting the house finished, still have threadbare carpets, 50 year old kitchen, no wardrobes and boxes that we haven't unpacked. Next up would be a nice spring or autumn holiday to the Rockies again...
Forum: General Chat 5 Oct 20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Iíve got really heavy interlined curtains for our...

Iíve got really heavy interlined curtains for our room so sounds like I need to have them at least in there. House is 1970ís build.



Dh is a competent fitter, but just wondered if we had to...
Forum: General Chat 4 Oct 20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By parisdisneyfan
When we had to clear my dads house we called a...

When we had to clear my dads house we called a couple of house clearance companies and basically they told us what was worth selling and what wasn't. It ended up that we effectively pay them the...
Forum: General Chat 4 Oct 20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Battens for curtain poles - yes or no?

As we are soon to start decorating we have to decide what to do with the battens that our curtain rails are mounted on to. The lounge didn't have any and the study was replastered so they were...
Forum: General Chat 4 Oct 20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Loungefly bags - any information?

My daughter has just bought a Loungefly bag mystery box and got a toy story one. She swapped it for a really cute Winnie the Pooh one. She has been showing me pictures of all that people have as...
Forum: General Chat 4 Oct 20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,086
Views: 30,861
Posted By parisdisneyfan
rain, more rain, and rain:cry:

rain, more rain, and rain:cry:
Forum: General Chat 2 Oct 20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,181
Posted By parisdisneyfan
I was going to say the same and if you canít...

I was going to say the same and if you canít match the handles, go for new ones throughout as quite cheap to do.
Forum: General Chat 2 Oct 20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,881
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Thank you for this tip, I missed it last year but...

Thank you for this tip, I missed it last year but yesterday managed to get 4 bottles of the rhubarb:erm: Thats Christmas presents for the ladies sorted ;) I then got some craft beer from a local...
Forum: General Chat 2 Oct 20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,502
Posted By parisdisneyfan
Although my dad didn't have dementia we were...

Although my dad didn't have dementia we were given similar news when he was admitted to hospital with suspected pneumonia. We practically lived at the hospital for the few days he had left. You...
Forum: General Chat 1 Oct 20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,884
Posted By parisdisneyfan
I had similar in lounge and our bedroom with 3...

I had similar in lounge and our bedroom with 3 painted walls and 1 feature papered one but light and muted not stand out.

First 2 are bedroom which was west facing, next 2 are lounge which was...
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