The Man Cave

Unfortunately in England, you can’t be outside 100% of the time and sometimes have to retreat to your Man Cave. Here you can read about DIY, Music, Entertainment and VW Transporters!

  If you’ve read my previous two posts, Part 1 and Part 2, you’ll know that my grandparents have given me their old 50s kitchen larder. It was in a pretty tattered state but it definitely had potential. After hours and hours of rebuilding, fixing, sanding, filling, replacing, priming and painting the larder was finally finished and could take pride of place in my house. If you hover your mouse over the rather fancy image below you will see it…

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  Kicking off from where I got to in part one, I had got the whole unit stripped down and sanded to bear wood. The process had unveiled, as well as created, a few scuff and scratches. There were also lots of holes from fixing the different shelves. Some serious application of wood filler was definitely needed!     The original chrome handles were in quite a state. They had several coats of paint splatters and some serious pitting. I…

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  Normally, I write about adventures in the outdoors. Today though, I’m going to write about something completely different – furniture restoration! Don’t worry if you only come here for stories about sea, adventure sports, gear and mountains – it’s not a permanent change. Normal service will resume shortly. Anywho enjoy reading about something different or just scroll down past it to read about some cool, snowy mountains: For absolutely ages, I’ve always loved and pined for an old 50s…

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  I always think winter is the hardest time of year to live in Cornwall. It’s dark not long after you leave work, so evenings fishing or on the beach become almost impossible. It’s not all bad though and as long as you keep your eyes peeled, there is a lot of stuff to do and keep you occupied. Here are a few things we’ve been up to as well as games we’ve been playing to stop us going stir…

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  Halloween is an awesome time of year – nights out, horror films, pumpkins, decorations, sweets! My favourite part is the dressing up. I love looking at homemade creations and clever disguises as well as the awesome costumes that you can buy. I’ve been browsing the internet over the last couple of weeks to try and choose what my costume will be. Here are my top three: Mummy Morphsuit This is actually my costume for this year and what I’ve…

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  The bathroom in my house is the only room that isn’t totally finished. I can’t quite work out which tiles I want and what sort of bathroom sink and unit to get. There are too many choices! In our shower cubicle, we’ve been getting frustrated with keeping all the shampoos and toiletries on the floor and I decided it was time to fix it. I’m not normally DIY adverse but as I haven’t decided what to do with the…

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    Recently we stayed in a hostel in Snowdonia. It was such a great experience being able to hike and scramble up to some of the highest places in Wales. Although there was a TV at the hostel, we felt it is always better to make the most of the evenings, instead of just chilling in front of the television. And what better way than to play some games. The ones we managed to take in our bags were…

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  Despite clearly being terrible at it, the country is really ‘loving’ democracy at the moment. So I thought I’d give it a go here on Wild Tide and let you lot decide what you want to see more of here on Wild Tide. You can vote a maximum of five times, which will be great for all the indecisive people out there like me.

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  Timeline: Science and Discoveries I originally bought Timeline: Music and Cinema a few months ago and absolutely love it. The simple rules make this game super easy to play with anyone and anywhere. You have to lay your Music and Cinema themed cards in order of release date. The only goal is that you have to get the order correct in the timeline. The cards come in their own tin, making it easy to transport and so far, we…

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    As you may have seen in some of my other garden posts (here and here) my back garden was in a totally, unkempt, baron state. Obviously, my first concern was sorting the house out. However, once I was happy with that, I moved onto sorting out the garden and putting in a second off road parking space out the front of the house. These things not only make life nicer but also add value to the house –…

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