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Monday, January 23, 2012

All quiet on the blogger front.

We've decided to use our spare time this month to continue work on our decrepit, but loveable, house. I was assigned as plasterer and wall fixer-uper a while back, which was daunting but turned out not to be so hard once you get the hang of it. Did you know that in past centuries they used to add white wine to plaster to help it harden? I heard that a lot of the wine ended up in the plasterer instead of the plaster and that's where the word plastered comes from - I bet that's the first bit of diy trivia you've heard today :)

Plasterworks at Owlpen Manor in the Elizabethan style.
My plastering efforts won't be anything like these beautiful examples; I'm still just trying to keep it as straight as I can (no wine for me then)!

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