Tag Archive | cricket

One man’s rubbish……….

is another man’s treasure.

My Facebook friends will already be familiar with the second-hand IKEA chest of drawers that I have “up-cycled” this week but for everyone else, this is what can be done with a £3 bargain from a car boot sale, some funky paper and glue. All mixed with a little imagination and desire to make something nice out of a rejected piece of furniture.

Not only is my new chest of drawers decorative it is also extremely useful. I have transferred my inks, glitter glue, stamping equipment and ink pads to the 6 drawer chest so they are now kept in sumptuous luxury!

You too can upcycle items around the house that you are fed up with, or which are languishing in garages, shed or spare rooms just waiting to be re-born.

I am currently revamping a wooden fruit bowl which has seen better days and which is gradually taking on a new lease of life being covered with Decopatch papers.

Decopatch is simple, relatively cheap but most importantly good fun. So grab all those things that need a make-over, engage imagination and creative tendencies and give Decopatch a go. You won’t be disappointed.


It’s just not cricket!

Laughter is one of the best antidotes to depression and the book  “Colemanballs” provides just that. The cricket season has begun (surprise it’s not raining) so here are a few quotes from the gentile world of cricket.

“Sometimes you’ve got no choice where you’re born” – [Geoffrey Boycott]

“And finally, Johnson gets umpire Koertzen’s finger up…..” – [Christopher Martin-Jenkins]

“He tried to cut off his nose in spite of his face” – [Matthew Hayden]

“The Australians don’t seem to have the wind beneath their belts” – [Matthew Hoggard]

“England really need to bring some impotence into the attack” – [Matthew Hoggard]

“I don’t believe in miracles. the last one I saw was in 1981” – [ Geoffrey Boycott]

” I only watch the replays afterwards” – [Geoffrey Boycott]

“Kent won eleven games unbeaten” – [Chris Adams]

” Normally the Pakistani police have rifles and atomic weapons” – [Geoffrey Boycott]