Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
After the Bolle
Monday, October 29, 2007
I seem to have hit a nerve with the last post and sparked some kind of argument between the benefits of socialism and capitalism.
For the record you can see in the table below from OECD that the average Danish production worker gets to keep 57,7% (the lowest shown) of what they earn compared with the EU average of 72,5% and the US average of 75,7% (not the highest - Mexico is with 96,3%)
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Would anyone like to guess how much that is likely to cost?
4000Kr!!!!!!!!! (approx £380 or $800 US)
Time to read up on some wiring...
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
And we have ordered a stainless splashback that we can glue to the wall. It will be made the right size and we don't need to make any holes in it so I don't expect any problems with this. Time will tell though...
Last week we got a great bargain on some new utensils to hang on the wall. The ones we had were a wedding present to my parents and the wooden handles were getting a distressed look!
I think we got about 75% off these saving about £150!!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
It was quite a relief that the smell was not too over powering and nothing jumped out at me.
So as it is planting season in the garden, what else should we put in? The idea is to make the corner with the raspberries and blueberries earn it's keep so I have suggested a gooseberry bush. Any other fruit growing suggestions are warmly welcomed...
Sunday, October 21, 2007
We have also begun a small blueberry patch with 2 American and 1 New Zealand blueberry bushes.
Friday, October 19, 2007
- What on earth is an electric tile cutter?
- What other tools do I need?
In other news, we had our first frost this morning so my duffel coat came out, co-incidentally on the same morning that J was lucky enough to receive a rather smart new one from M&S.
Thanks for the coat!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
The pressure in the heating system was very low and it has been making a lot of noise since we turned it back on so I knew it was time let out the air and put in some water...
Letting out the old water was no problem, but then I have to connect a hose to the bottom of the boiler and fill it up thus increasing the water pressure to that of the mains (quite high as it happens - approximately 3 bar). Then I have to take off the hose and put on a cap.
Well it should be as there is a tap on the boiler to stop the water coming out, but this has apparently not worked for about 30 years.
The answer I found is to leave the tap to the hose on full blast whilst unscrewing the end attached to the boiler as fast as you can and then screw on the cap as fast as you can so that the pressure in the boiler doesn't drop too much.
The result:Getting soaked in cold smelly water.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Yesterday I built the largest unit but for one important problem.
There was no work surface to put on to. ARGHHHHH
MK will have a lot of fun talking to Ikea to find out how and when we can get that enormous piece of oak...
Sunday, October 14, 2007
I have also started building the kitchen units which is much easier with my new drill.
Now to plan next weekend sneaking off to Copenhagen to watch the Rugby World Cup final...
Friday, October 12, 2007
The next job, looming on the horizon is the Kitchen or course. We have still not chosen the floor pattern and time is getting short. Most of the vinyl flooring on offer locally are very bland so we are searching for something more exciting and have found these:
The orange and multi-coloured we can get in Denmark, the green we would have to order from Germany although we have a sample and like it.
The problem is, what will our room look like with that wild floor covering?
What can you do if you hate it???
Perhaps we should have a vote, with the fouth option being none of the above!
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Monday, October 08, 2007
Now I can take the Metro to the station just around the corner from the office and you can take the line all the way to the airport. We really pay an f'ing ridiculous amount of tax here, but just occasionally (and I mean very very rarely) something happens and you don't feel like a total chump for paying it. This is one of those happy occasions!
Otherwise it was a restful weekend of cleaning windows, a bit of cycling and a nice meal with T&B on Sunday evening.
I will try to think of something interesting to say before the end of the day because this is somewhat like one of the posts on another site I know...
Friday, October 05, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
- I will start keeping a journal for my own amusement and to spare my blog readers from the more tedious navel gazing that I am prone to indulge in.
- I will do something with J once a week be that swimming or just going to feed the ducks. I do this most weeks already, but I should make sure that I keep doing it when I have started my new job and the weather goes down hill.
- I want to take one evening a week where I do something for myself like spinning this winter or going cycling with the cycling club in the summer.
- Joining the cycling club in Ringsted is another item on the list.
Would anyone like to suggest additions to the list? (Preferbaly without being very insulting!)
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Yesterday I went shopping for essential items for the kitchen project, namely a cordless drill/screwdriver. Anyone with office hands who has spent a few hours building flat pack stuff will be able to tell you that it leads to sore hands and takes a long time. This baby is going to solve all of my problems and better still, L&K part paid for it. Rejoice!
The other essential items were a super cheap DVD player for the basement and an ipod for my coming travels and because I want one and because it was my bonus and just because!
Bring on the Ikea units...
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
I have had some lovely presents today with a certain theme:
A silver watch from Dad and M
I am a lucky middle aged guy!