Old Hotel to Family Home

An old Victorian hotel in Teignmouth was recently bought as a private residence.

As part of the make over Wooden Venetian Blinds were fitted to the many large windows.  As can be seen from the picture of one of the bays, they look really good and the customer was very happy with them.

If you’re having a make over and would like a quote, or just some advice, then fill out the form on this page and I will get back to you.

 

Replacement Blinds Add Class to Room

20 years ago I fitted 2 large Vertical Blinds for Jayne & Tony and they were really nice.  But the fabric they chose to replace them recently, while decorating, has transformed the room completely.

 

This picture could easily have come from a glossy homes magazine.  They look so classy and Jayne & Tony were delighted.  If you would like to upgrade your decor and would like a quote, or just some advice, fill out the form on this page and I will get back to you.

Rugby’s my new Football

Having been a lifetime fan of football, with my Dad being a professional player, coach and manager,  these days I much prefer the oval ball.

The main reason can be summed up by the following statement – Football is where 11 men spend 90 minutes pretending to be hurt while Rugby is 15 men spending 80 minutes pretending not to be hurt.  So every other Saturday during the winter months you will find me and my partner at Sandy Park watching Exeter Chiefs.

Great entertainment and pasties to die for.  My partner’s not a sports fan, apart from rugby, so we both win.  Meanwhile if you would like a quote for Blinds fill out the form on this page and I will get back to you.

 

Beautiful Sunset Over Torbay

I recently fitted 8 Wooden Venetian Blinds to a 3rd floor apartment in Torquay.  Finishing at the end of an autumn afternoon I caught this stunning sunset over the Bay.

 

Some think Blinds may obscure a view, but I think in this case the Blind actually enhances the view.  If you would like a quote or some advice on Wooden Venetians fill out the form on this page and I will get back to you.

Mermaid at Watergate Bay?

During our recent weeks holiday in North Cornwall we came upon this site.  Quietly enjoying breakfast at The Beach Hut at Watergate Bay, we noticed what seemed to be a mermaid on the beach.

It turned out to be a professional surfer doing a spot for the local news.  Her outfit was made from discarded body board covers to publicise the fact that they often end up in the sea and damage the environment and wildlife.

Anyway the photo shoot and filming provided some light entertainment, while enjoying our full English.  Selling Blinds is what makes these breaks possible so if you would like a quote fill out the form on this page and I will get back to you.

Day off at The Champions Trophy

In June I took a day off to go and watch England open the Champions Trophy Cricket Tournament at Cardiff. ..

It was a great days entertainment, if very cold for June, with England coming out victorious.  I love that being my own boss enables me to take odd days like this now and again.  It also recharges the batteries for my return to work.  So, if you would like some advice or a quote on Blinds, fill out the form on this site and I will get back to you.

Family Wedding

In November 2016 my eldest son Matt got married to Emma and now lives in Melksham in Wiltshire.  It was an unusual choice of venues, but it really worked and was a fantastic day. The actual ceremony was performed in The Roman Baths in Bath and following that we spent the afternoon in a private box at Ascot Races.  The food was good and the racing exciting, although my small win on the last race didn’t make up for my losses on the previous 6.

The bride looked beautiful and I’m sure they’re going to have a wonderful and happy life together.  The other bonus was that my other son, Nick, travelled back from New Zealand for the wedding and some family golf, aided by the bank of Dad, Matt and his Mum.  Sorry that the photo of the 3 of us is a bit blurred, but it was taken in a lift mirror.

Remember if your want a quote, or just some advice, give me a call or fill out the form on this web site and I will get back to you.

 

House Transformed for newlyweds

When Alan & Suzie recently got married and moved into Alan’s house, they decided to completely refurbish the property.

They started with the windows and I was happy to help by fitting White 50mm Wooden Venetians at all the main window plus a Faux Wood Venetian in the kitchen and a pretty Roller Blind in the bathroom.

If you are refurbishing your property and want some advice or a quote for Blinds, fill out the form on this site and I will get back to you.

What to fit at Bi-fold doors

Bi-fold doors are becoming more and more popular these days.  However sometimes it can be difficult to find the right Blinds, especially if the doors fold inwards.

The ideal solution is Perfect Fit Blinds, whether Pleated or as picture here, 25mm Venetians.  This enables the doors to fold back with the Blinds in place.

If you would like some advice or a quote for Blinds to Bi-folds, fill out the form on this page and I will get back to you.

New Zealand Golf Challenge 2017 (NZ Part 2)

As part of visiting my son, Nick, in New Zealand, I was able to take his golf clubs out to him.  This enabled us to renew our family rivalry on the golf course.  We played 7 games in total, all in beautiful mid summer conditions (February in UK), on some top quality golf courses.

I started slowly and by the last week was 3-2 down with 2 to play.  The golf, by both of us, had been a mixture of brilliance and utter rubbish to that point, but with victory in Nick’s grasp, I found a very windy day, on a tough course, the time to find my true form.

I managed to shoot a gross 72 on a par 71 course to level the series.  The final game was the closest match of the lot and ended on the final green where I just missed a ten foot putt to lose by one hole and so give Nick overall victory 4-3.  I’d like to say I was being a good Dad and missed that putt on purpose, but those who know me, including Nick, know I really wanted that putt!  We now plan for the next challenge to take place in either Ireland or Scotland sometime during the summer of 2018.  I’d better start selling some Blinds and saving.  On that note if you would like a quote, or just some advice, give me a call or fill out the form on this web site and I will get back to you.

 

Dave Musgrove Blinds – Local, honest blinds supplier, fitter in Torbay