This blog section contains articles of personal opinion pieces.

This is one of those projects you would normally start at the beginning of the year, only to find yourself losing interest a couple of months in. Although it's now August, I hadn't thought of it before so, well, it's a late start....

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

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...

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..

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!