This section contains articles of personal opinion pieces. The language may get a little salty around the blogs, so arm yourselves with talcum powder before reading.

Cowboy competition #2

One of the worst examples I've seen to date of a homeowner being fleeced by a cowboy...

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Don't-check-a-rated-trade-dot-com

I've moaned about these directory services before, but I notice they're all on a PR push, sponsoring TV programmes about dodgy traders and broadcasting annoying jingles on local radio. When it comes to these 'reputable tradespeople' websites, it's more a case of consumer beware..

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Landscape lighting

At the end of 2013, I was working with Spartacus Landscaping and Gardening on a large outdoor job at a converted barn out in the sticks towards Shakespeare's end of the county. Although completed mid-December, I've only just got around to getting some snaps off the digital camera - and it looks great!

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Kitchen table project 1: Office lights

I got the idiotic idea of spending much of my weekend making some new lights for my home office out of some Ikea picture frames...

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My exciting historically significant light bulb!

Yes…. yes, you read that right...

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