Showing posts from April, 2024

An easy fix in the Old Post Office

 Against all odds, I actually had a straightforward household maintenance job on the Old Post Office building!   Our garden tap had started to drip excessively. It was an old style brass tap, and I correctly guessed it was made from Imperial size components rather than metric. I assumed it would be a 1/2 inch flat rubber washer, so I took a walk down to Tomes. Unusually they were out of stock, so I had to go further to Tool Station down in Goods Yard Road. To be safe I purchased a set of different sizes of tap washers. After pre-checking the spanners sizes I found a 13/16ths inch spanner was ideal. A trip down into our cellar to turn off the water at the mains and back to the job. It was all over and done within less than 10 minutes and no unwelcome gushes of water.  So now I've plenty of spare washers and a properly working cold tap in the garden. It turned out that my original guess of 1/2 inch flat washer had been correct. Changing the garden tap washer in the Old Post Office Be

From our "shop" window

 One of the features of the Old Post Office is the road traffic outside on the A6 Road. This road starts in Luton and heads north to finish in Carlisle (Cumbria) and calls in to Belper. When this time lapse video was recorded (11am on a wet April day) the traffic was relatively light for the time of day.  If you watch carefully you'll see one of our German Shepherds poke her nose into the scene.

Easter Monday - Nailers Game

I was practising with my drone flying and took it up to about 50 metres above our garden, dodging all those pesky trees. I couldn't resist taking a snap of the football game in  the stadium at the bottom of our garden. All done within CAA rules for a sub-250gm photo drone. Click on the image to see an enlarged version.