I know , I know , I know . It’s been a bloody long time since I produced (that sounds so grand , so important, doesn’t it ? No ? Oh OK ) an edition.
I mean it’s not like I’ve been terribly busy since Covid 19 reared it’s really ugly head . Or that Rose and I have been jetting off around the world . Nothing could be further from the truth . We’d love to have been catching a plane every couple of months but …
So, if we haven’t been enjoying ourselves on little trips away from our home on Ambergris Caye what have we been doing ? Lots. That’s what !
We’ve lived in the house we had built
in Tres Cocos for approaching 7 years and, although it’s still in a remarkably good state , things do, from time to time, need a little bit of ‘love and attention’. Don’t we all !
So, when Covid 19 showed it’s ugly face Rose and I got our heads together and started a list of things to do. First off was to give some time to the railings which are on each level of our house (as you can see from the photo above ).
When we designed the house ((and we did design it by way of a 10 page outline that we presented to our chosen architect ( https://www.strukturearchitects.com)) we chose blue as the colour for the railings.
Now a little bit of background as to how we chose the colour for the repainting of the railings. For those of you not aware, we named our new home Highbury House. Why ? Well both Rose and I are ardent Arsenal fans and ,when Rose and I first met , Arsenal played at Highbury . So …
Still not got it ? The cement work on our house is white . No ? Arsenal’s colours are red and white . Got it now ? No . OK then the chosen colour for the repaint of the railings was red. But first the preparatory work.
A liberal coat of
a rub down with wet dry sandpaper and a good wash and the railings were ready for a coat of
With the railings ‘out of the way’ it was on to the next project . The burglar bars. The salt air had ‘got’ to the them too !
Out with the Ospho , the wet dry sandpaper and the hose pipe and they were ready for the primer.
The problem with the railings looking so much better was that our mahogany exterior doors now looked a little tired and jaded. A bit like me after all that rubbing down and painting. So only one thing to do. Call in Moses. Our ‘go to’ carpenter.
We’ve called Moses on numerous occasions since we moved in because we were so impressed with his work during the build of our home .
And more recently ‘rejuvenating’ the doors to our house.
With the railings and burglar bars repainted and the exterior doors restained and varnished looked very good. So much so that I’m sure that if Highbury House could talk it would have said to me “You make me feel brand new “. (I know, that’s probably my worst ever song title link).
If you’re looking for a skilled carpenter and somebody who really takes pride in what they do then I cannot recommend Moses Chan more highly. You can contact Moses via Facebook Messenger , via telephone on 635 8764. And he’s on WhatsApp too!
In future editions I’ll showcase what other skills Moses possesses. Can’t wait can you !
The headline for this edition is based on the single réleased in 1974 by The Stylistics which reached number two on both the US Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart.