Sunday, 9 December 2012

101 Uses for a Mirror.

101 Uses for a Spoon and Potato

101 Uses for a Hat and Playing Cards.

101 Uses for a Feather.

Click on picture to enlarge and read.

101 uses for Awkward moments

A book found in the back of our wardrobe...
"Indoor games for Awkward Moments" collected by Ruth Blakely.
Some of the games require everyday items from around the  home...
some examples to come..
So this Xmas..if the family get bored and an Awkward moment occurs..remember this Blog and find out your old top hat or a feather and laughter with follow without a doubt.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

101 uses for a Laundry Trolley

From the METRO ,Thursday 22nd November 2012. A shark cage made from an old Laundry Trolley by two fishermen from Cornwall.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

101 uses for a wheelbarrow

Found in an Antique Emporium on our travels this weekend....A post card of children pretending a wheelbarrow is a car.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

101 uses for a carboard box

Collecting essay drafts for review....This is rather too obvious..but times are hard.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

101 uses for a haybale

This years use of the hay bale at Blakemere craft centre..The cheshire cat..Last year it was a HUGE spider.(see last years posting, October 2011)

Sunday, 23 September 2012

101 uses for a medical plaster

The building work hasn't gone as fast as hoped and we remain in a temporary office. I couldn't find a bit of tape or blue tack to put up a note on the door. the other day as I didn't pack a plaster did the job.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

101 uses for a front bay window

As seen in a quiet street in Brighton. A lovely small museum set up by Henry and Alex.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

101 uses for a Wooden Peg

From page 647 of Household Hints..
"A couple of spring clothes-pegs fixed to a piece of plywood three-eights of an inch thick makes a useful holder for working diagrams, notes etc. One side of the clothes-peg should be screwed to the surface of the boards, or strong glue may be used instead, although this last method is neither so strong nor so lasting."

101 uses for a Turkey Feather

from page 639 of Household Hints.
"Dust between the plates of a radio wireless condensor very often causes crackles in the loudspeaker. The best way to get rid of the dust is to push a feather between the plates as shown here. A turkey feather is best because it is larger, but it must be clean and dry."

101 uses for a bucket of straw

Page 642 from a book on Household Hints.
"Some hay placed in a bucket of water and stood in a newly-painted room will help to remove the smell of the paint."

Thursday, 23 August 2012

101 uses for a matchstick

From the original "Lady Killers". The one who drew the cut down match had to kill Mrs Wilberforce (or Mrs Lopsided as they liked to call her).

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

101 uses for a matchstick

Six lead soldiers found in an antique centre in Ruthin, two had become detatched from their heads.
So I put them back on with the age old method of a matchstick and glue..sadly there was one head short.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

101 uses for an egg box

As seen on the boot sale at Hartford, I was too shy to stand back and take a overall shot....I got a few funny looks taking this photo.

101 uses for an umbrella.

After being mugged by a seagull the day before (it took half my prawn sandwich straight out of my hand), we became very wary when eating anthing outside in Llandudno, especially with a seagull lurking about in front of us looking interested. So we discovered the umbrella picnic method to avoid further food loss.

101 uses for a door stop

As seen at a lovely B&B in Llandudno. A wobbily breakfast table made secure with a rubber door stop.

101 uses for a Welsh Gaol.

A wonderful old Gaol in Ruthin, which is also part museum, has been converted into the Denbighshire Record office. The stone floors and thick walls make it ideal storage for documents and the cells secure lockers. This gaol has also been used for munitions. It was nice to see a building adapt so well to different uses.

101 uses for a broom

We stayed at a lovely B&B in Ruthin. The Wisteria was so big they had used their broom to support the weight.

Monday, 30 July 2012

101 uses for a Skate Board

When you don't have a wheelbarrow but have to get some bags of sharp sand and bricks down the garden you can always use an old skateboard...Archie is creating a new patio where the old tatty lawn used to be...