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brokenbetty

Member since Sep 2010 • Last active Jun 2021

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    I'd be in for a day tagging but I am s---l-----o------w, so most likely I'll start off keen, keep up for the first tag or two, then lose everyone until the post-tag beers.

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    We visited the poison garden in Alnwick and it was like "got that... got that...yeah, got that...."

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    Thanks @absurdbird & @plantasia, eally helpful info. We're assessing where we stand on the DIY optimism/realism scale :)

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    Top tunes from everyone! I really enjoyed doing something totally new. I plan to learn a second chord for the next challenge, perhaps even manage a chorus

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    Made it with 25 minutes to go!

    vital statistics:

    3 verses
    50 seconds
    1 power chord
    1 month since I first picked up a guitar
    1 very long suffering husband providing bass, drums and production

    https://soundcloud.com/user-248674115/wa­rhammer-40k-betty

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    That's guru level stuff

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    Has anyone fitted an integrated dishwasher?

    Our freestanding one has died. The only freestanding only ones I can find to replace it that are both stainless steel and have a cutlery rack are £500+ but there's an integrated one with a cutlery rack for about £200.

    The kitchen is homemade from painted 18mm ply. The gap for the dishwasher is about 46cm wide but we could easily pad it if needed.

    Is it as simple as - buy integrated dishwasher, make a cover and plinth out of ply to match the rest of the kitchen, screw dishwasher into side walls of gap, mount cover and plinth on dishwasher?

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    We’ve just about fitted full size bath and separate shower, loo and basin in a 170*240 room. It’s serviceable but not luxurious. The shower is a 90cm pent and the basin is this very compact ikea one https://www.amazon.co.uk/IKEA-lill%C3%A5­ngen-Washbasin-White-60/dp/B00L9NXNT2

    Aside from compact loo and basin, the trick was to have the door slightly offset not in one corner. That obviously depends on whether your room layout can accommodate it.

    It’s a second bathroom and we very rarely use the bath so for us so it made sense to have the bath there and a big shower and no bath in our main bathroom.

    (Ironically, l have to have a bath pillow to stop me sliding underwater so with hindsight I’d have been better off with a short bath anyway.)

    Having a separate shower is definitely nicer than shower over bath, but I wouldn’t recommend such a tight layout for your main/only bathroom.

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    Mine’s looking primordial this morning. The alliums that towered above everything a month or so ago are skeletons hidden by waist-high green.

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    Yeah, I think gardening makes you Zen about weather. It’s sunny? Great, I will enjoy the garden. It’s raining? Great, I don’t need to water. It’s winter? Yay, no weeding.

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