Monthly Archives: February 2015

Wallpaper and Warmth

The big task of our current house renovation has been scraping off a century of interior design ideas that previous residents had found attractive.  I quite liked some fragments of wallpaper which have been found at the back of cupboards … Continue reading

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The streets were paved in wood (from Australia)

Last year I had to repair a retaining wall which had done a good job for the better part of a century but poor quality bricks and and a large measure of town ash in the mortar finally caused it … Continue reading

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Drifting back in time

For some time I have been renovating my four bedroom Edwardian semi which was built around 1901.  A close personal relationship has grown up between us but I don’t want this post to be a sugar sweet dose of nostalgia. … Continue reading

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