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Sweetest. Note. Ever.

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Things begin to take shape

Well, progress might best be described as “steady” rather than sensational, but it has been raining, and the council inspectors’ lack of instant availability doesn’t help that much. However, we’ve got a lot of the brick and blockwork in place. Doesn’t it look nice? They’re going to have to leave the big gap to get […]

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Webmasterworld Pubcon Las Vegas 2006: a strange world

So, back from Webmasterworld Pubcon Las Vegas 2006, and my introduction to a very strange little world. A great conference, and almost certainly worth the time and expense flying across the Atlantic (and then some), if only for Guy Kawasaki‘s amusing and inspiring presentation. But a lot of people in this world of webmastering need […]

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Where’s the grass gone?

It was quite nice turf, really. But you’ll have to take our word for it. Or, if it hasn’t been updated, the evidence is at Google Maps. Now there’s just mud, glorious mud. And some nice footings. And of course “the most difficult bit of drain to move I’ve ever, ever come across in all […]

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Quick. Fill in the hole while nobody’s looking.

So when the neighbours were out at work, we blocked up the road for an hour with this huge great cement mixer, which discharged about fifty wheelbarrowloads (is that an imperial or metric unit?) of wet concrete and they went straight into our footings. All that digging, and the whole thing got filled up in […]