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Home improvement projects: Do they ever end?

I’m sure many of you will have had the experience of major home improvement work being carried out to your family home. How many of you, however, have started an amazing home improvement project only for it to never quite finish?

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Our new kitchen, week two; every cloud has a silver lining

Last week was always going to be challenging. Not only was it half term, but my wife was going to spend a few days in Scotland visiting her father who is recovering from an illness. This meant I would be flying solo with the kids while building work on our new kitchen was ongoing. The

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Our new kitchen; delayed until 2016

Eurgh, I’ve just had some news. The new kitchen going into our family home is not going to be installed until February. The builder is having some issues on another job and so it’s had to be put back. December was always going to be an absurdly stressful month. In addition to Christmas, my younger

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Our new kitchen, and a spectacular failure to plan for it

Many years ago, I was a cub scout. Here we are 30-ish years later and I have spectacularly failed to live by that famous moto; “be prepared.” In a few weeks, you see, we will be getting a new kitchen. The work to our family home will start in early December and go on right

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Our new kitchen…and tiling the walls

I’ve hinted in one or two blog posts that we’re about to get a new kitchen. I cannot wait for this moment. Our present kitchen is horrible; it’s a long, thin galley kitchen that’s cut off from the dining area. As dramatic as it may sound, it’s a real hindrance to family life. At meal

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