Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Oh yeah! How manly did I feel loading up a full trolley with power tools and wood at B&Q? It was twice its normal length as strips of pine dangled dangerously out of its front, small children were called to their parents as I made my way over to the checkouts! I now own a workmate, a jigsaw, a cordless drill, a planer, a huge set square and many other exciting bits and bobs. What is it with men and DIY, or is this an outdated notion??

Anyway, nevermind that stereotype. I was more worried about the stereotype of men of our family being utterly useless at such malarky. For ideas of my nightmares, refer to the hilarious DIY story in Stuart McLean's Vinyl Cafe Unplugged. For all of this strutting about was in aid of making myself some shelving for my whisky collection, and two weekends later, my spirit-level tells me that it all seems to have gone to plan! I've even dared put my whisky on it!

I just feel sorry for the Sonia who was naively trying to get some work done while all this was going on!

Oh yeah, plane that wood!

The finished work as modelled by Sonia:

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Anonymous chrissie allen said...

Wow George,very sexy shelving!Brilliant......and that whisky...
I'm speechless at merely seeing it in your pic. Fabulous!

14 February 2007 at 20:16  
Blogger George Walks said...

You might be unsurprised to discover, therefore, that I call them 'my babies'...

15 February 2007 at 18:57  
Blogger Lisa Rullsenberg said...

They are very fine babies and we are definitely getting you on shelf duty the next time you're down here!

18 February 2007 at 18:54  
Blogger George Walks said...

Arhk! Well, ok, as long as we're dealing with whisky!!

18 February 2007 at 18:58  

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