Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Before and After - a very small part of some of my furniture renovation



I had inherited a hideous piece of furniture which consisted of 2 side cupboard bits with 3 drawers. In the middle (forming a big bulky angular piece of furniture) was a long swinging mirror with drawer sections on either side. Wish I had a taken a picture of it complete - but didn't. 

After it had been stripped I used the mirrow as a wall mirror on its own - newly varnished. Well that speaks for itself. As for the two separate drawer sections which I hacked off the centre piece......I basically removed the back and sides and brought it down to a bare skeleton as seen below. I put on new sides and new backing and then made a totally new middle section consisting of 3 shelves on which I could put 3 storage baskets. As the top of the new middle section would not have matched the drawer tops I decided to give it a bit of colour and tile it instead. 






And this is the finished result of which ''I am well pleased''!







Monday, December 26, 2011

Quite a good video though a bit repetitive.

http://vimeo.com/34170178

Christmas Cracker Jokes



They are the corniest jokes one can get, yet I always look forward to them! Christmas cracker jokes!

Q: What goes 99 clump 99 clump?
A: A centipede with a wooden leg.


Q: What do you  call a 3 legged donkey?
A: A Wonkey.


Q: What do you call a deer with no eyes?
A: No idea!


Q: What is green and turns red at the push of a button.
A: A frog in a liquidiser.


Q: What sort of shoes do frogs wear in the summer?
A: Open toed sandals.


Q: What do angry mice send each other at Christmas?
A: A cross mouse card.


OK think that is all anybody can take until next year!


Happy New Year to you all.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Early Christmas Present


Came back from abroad on Saturday and went down to my garage to get the car out and the above is what I saw in front of me. I was totally speechless! My dear hubbie was laughing and I still didn't know what to say (that makes a change I suppose!!) As we were having wind this week my family thought I should have my Christmas present early so I could try it out. I tried it out on Monday - briefly cos the wind died - result.......brilliant. So light under the feet, stable and has a lovely floaty feeling jumping (if I am jumping with the least effort then it must be a good board!). Board is a Starboard Evo 81L 2011 edition which I find the perfect size for me in the conditions we have with onshore winds.
Today blowing gale force 8 West to South West and meant to be veering North West to North by the evening - AND I AM GOING TO MISS IT ALL. Have guests arriving in Gozo so that is obviously priority. Just hope the ferry is running. Unfortunately Christmas day is going to be good too with North Easterlies into the bay and probably big waves...........which I will also miss since I am cooking Christmas lunch. Oh well, let us hope 2012 will give us lots of wind to look forward to.


HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A PEACEFUL AND STRESS FREE NEW YEAR AND WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THE WORLD MAY YOU BE BLESSED WITH LOTS AND LOTS OF STRONG WIND!

Friday, December 02, 2011

New Recruiting & Career Networking Site

Above: Stefan (2nd from R) onboard Juno at the start of the 2011 Rolex Middle Sea Race
 (Photo: Francesca Vincenti)


Keen dinghy sailor, yachtie and windsurfer, Stefan Debattista, has recently launched a new recruitment and career networking website which can be found on http://www.8am.com.mt/
There is a section for Professionals and another for Recruiters. To get to know all the ins and outs of the SITE have a good browse. It looks to me to be a great site for both those looking for future employees and those actually seeking a job.

CHECK IT OUT   http://www.8am.com.mt/







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