Snow this morning

Woke on Monday 12th February to a light covering of snow and a fence panel on the ground. That’s the task for today then, it shouldn’t take to long.

snowGot wrapped up and walked round to the neighbours to put the fence panel back up.


A fresh, cold but sunny morning, I quickly got the panel back in position and made the panel secure using cable ties, dashed back indoors to get warmed up.


Landlord Insurance Quotes for your home

Here’s a tip for you if you are considering renting your home out to tenants. When you call the landlord insurance companies for a building and contents insurance quote for your home they will ask ” do you know what the rebuild costs are for you house?” this is not the same as the market value of your house.

You can find out your rebuilding costs based on your postcode and type of property at the RICS website here. This is a free service, however you will also need the square footage of your property, excluding your garden or outside area.

You can calculate it yourself or take it from your EPC (energy performance certificate) as I did.


Our quote was £183 per annum for £147,000 rebuild costs.


Drink Up!

17 days before we leave our house and our tenants move in.

We have to empty all our food cupboards and eat all the food in the freezer over the next two weeks, we can’t take it with us.  We are not buying anything else to go in the freezer so we are cooking & eating strange food combinations, but we don’t want to waste anything. It also means that we have to drink the remaining assortment of alcohol, we are not complaining though!

Last night we drank the vodka, tonic with ice in gin glasses!


Cheap vodka but expensive tonic!

What should we do with all that flour and sugar, bake cakes Cathy suggested, so under Cathy’s direction I made these fairy cakes with currants. Not bad!


Use the flour and sugar up!

They taste pretty good too.