Monday, 3 May 2010

Gateway to.....

Who needs a man?

If you want a job doing properly,
if you want a job doing at all,
do it yourself!

what are you thinking after seeing that photo?

That I have gone all feminist and DIY on you?

Look, if I do DIY in pink ballet pumps,
and wearing lip-gloss,
that won't make me all
butch will it?

thats what I thought,
after being fed up with brushing and
rinsing the flags free from hen poop
for far too long.
Putting up with the girls begging for food when
we eat outside!
Plus, Pie the cheeky bunny
really needed his space to be a bit more secure,
a gate was the only answer.

So I dug out my un-used,
dusty drill.

Leant how to use a saw...

...and finally

Hung a gate!

Plus it works!

I only broke 5 drill bits,
lost 3 screws (??? mystery???)
cut myself several times,
and have a splinter!


Clean flags and safe bunny.

I promise to stop now,
I shall go back to girlie me.

Love Claire. xxx

P.S.  I debated whether or not to tell you about the
FOUR trips to Wickes
asking for a really long screw
for an erection!!!

But thought it may be
pushing it a bit for all my
lovely followers!!!

Plus the chap in Wickes now
thinks I am some mentalist stalker!

P.P.S.  A girlie crafty type post next time,


VintageVicki said...


Well done on the gate :)

Vintage from the Village said...

That was funny, good for you though, I know the feeling about chickens !
Sue x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

well done you! love the screw request problem - that made me laugh out loud :-)

Frugal Life UK said...

new knickers please! mine are wet now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jackanne said...

SO FUNNY! i have a friend who once went to a joiners shop for a length of "dado rail" and asked for a "dildo rail" instead.. she realised what she had said when it was to late....oh the shame..ha!

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Love it, fab gate and well done you.
Luv Sophie xxx

Alijane said...

What a funny post, you did a really good job too.

Well done you.


♥coco rose♥ said...

Love the post, laughing so much! xxx

Kissed by an Angel said...

Well done you!!! I'd never have attempted that!!! It made me giggle though!!!

Jo said...

It looks fab. I wouldn't know where to start.

Florence and Mary said...

Well done you!!

Now... did you want to come round mine with your toolkit I have a few jobs for you! ;o)

Victoria x

dosierosie said...

I'm very impressed both by the post and the fact that you had a drill dusty or not.
Gill x

MelMel said...

Cool post!

Thanks for making me laugh, after today I need too!
Go OFSTED coming to school any day now....eeeekkkkk!xx

A Country Girl said...

Great work, and shame on the man in Wickes for his dirty mind! ;)

bellaboo said...

I'm very impressed with your DIY skills! Are you going to paint the gate,or varnish it?
Bet they're all having a good snigger down at the shop!

Bellaboo ;0)

Taz said...

Well if you have to ask for a long screw.....LMAO It's so long since I had one of them never mind asked for one I'm not sure I'd know what to do with it.
Fab job on the gate honey.

cumquats said...

Funniest blog I've read in a while! Congratulations on you gate. Great stuff. Kim :)