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Old Mar 15th 2010, 11:03 pm
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Nice patio Alfresco.

Now you need to more it to a country where you can use it


I'm currently rejigging our kitchen/diner. Currently on the plaster but this one did involve my first structural change. Passed the inspection without a comment so I was well happy with that.

Currently I've made it about half way through the house (as well as adding a verandah). Still a lot of snagging to do though.

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Old Mar 15th 2010, 11:05 pm
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Nice patio Alfresco.

Now you need to more it to a country where you can use it
It's SO CUTE ... it's like a little starter patio ... If we had Legoland around these parts then it would fit in nicely.
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Old Mar 15th 2010, 11:07 pm
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It's SO CUTE ... it's like a little starter patio ... If we had Legoland around these parts then it would fit in nicely.
Size isn't important, it's what you do with it that counts!


Ladies, please tell me this is true?
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Old Mar 15th 2010, 11:08 pm
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Originally Posted by emelems View Post
I'll lend ya Kporte if ya like - provided you give him back to me later on!

Em x
You pimping me out already!?
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You pimping me out already!?
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Old Mar 16th 2010, 1:50 am
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Size isn't important, it's what you do with it that counts!

Ladies, please tell me this is true?
We can hold a neighbourhood orgy under ours ... Friday Night is Party Night at Chez Vim.

Until 10:30, then the music goes off and they can all finish the current stroke and naff owf!
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We can hold a neighbourhood orgy under ours ... Friday Night is Party Night at Chez Vim.

Until 10:30, then the music goes off and they can all finish the current stroke and naff owf!
Knowing my luck, I'd pick up your car keys!
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Old Mar 16th 2010, 1:57 am
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Ok have guys lost skills over the years of doing DIY or what?Maybe my poor OH had a lot to follow in my Dad's footsteps.My Dad could put his hand to pretty much anything.He was a plumber by trade,but there was nothing much he could'nt do!My parents brought a shell of a house in South Oz a few years back and my Dad put up all the windows,plaster board,kitted out the bathroom to a high standard,fitted the kitchen and god knows what else.We moved house last year.I was about to put some curtain rods up,and my OH suggested he do it.Boy what a cock up he made of them!It must of taken him 30 minutes to just put up the hook things,and then they were'nt straight and he had to start again!!!!My advice to all girls out there,contemplating living with guy or getting married,test him on the DIY first before commiting.You might not think its that important now,but jeez a few years down the line it can really drive you bloody crazy!I might add,that yes I am actually quite good at DIY,I even made my kids a guinea pig hutch years ago!I think I got ripped off in that department,I want a refund!So guys,are you good at DIY?Did you learn your skills from your Dads,or am I just married to someone who is abit....well thick?

My bloke is fantastic at DIY he is, at present, making a set of gates for the front of our property. He has many skills so I am very fortunate. I too have many skills, so he is fortunate.

Here are some pictures of some of his handy work....gate, puffin billy and frame for Ute
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Knowing my luck, I'd pick up your car keys!
Just look for the Maserati key fob with a set of Hyundai keys hanging off it.
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Old Mar 16th 2010, 2:14 am
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Wow! That's an excellent job you've done, Alfresco. Well done!
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My bloke is fantastic at DIY he is, at present, making a set of gates for the front of our property. He has many skills so I am very fortunate. I too have many skills, so he is fortunate.

Here are some pictures of some of his handy work....gate, puffin billy and frame for Ute
Very good! All these photos of handywork is putting me to shame. Will have to make sure Mrs P doesn't see this thread . What is a puffin billy?
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Very good! All these photos of handywork is putting me to shame. Will have to make sure Mrs P doesn't see this thread . What is a puffin billy?
It's a seabird barry . . .
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It's a seabird barry . . .


I'm guessing its some sort of wood smoker
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a puffin billy is an outside heater come wood/rubbish burner/come bbq hot plate..... He had a line going in Canberra. They are so useful and easy to make
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