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UK’s smallest city

On our recent holiday in South West Wales we visited the city of St Davids.  Apparently the smallest city in the UK, both by population and size.

By far the biggest building is the cathedral, a stunning building with the ruins of the Bishop’s palace next door.  Both being over 1500 years old!  Meanwhile if you would like a quote, or just some advice, then give me a ring or fill out the from on this page for a call back.

 

 

 

Night off at the Theatre

I recently went to the Princess Theatre, in Torquay, for an evening with Aggers & Tuffers.  That is ex England cricketers turned commentators Jonathan Agnew & Phil Tuffnell.  It was a very entertaining night with some very funny stories from their careers.  Phil Tuffnells description of how he played fast bowling was particularly amusing.  As he demonstrated, it basically saw him jumping around with arms and legs flailing, head turned away and bat wafting somewhere in the air.  He referred to it as “I then played my preferred shot to a fast bowler”.  I went alone, as it was a present from my partner.  Needless to say she is not a cricket fan!  Meanwhile if you would like a quote, or some advice, on Blinds fill out the form on this page and I will get back to you.

Can you combine different blinds?

Sometimes the same type of Blind doesn’t suite all windows in a property.

This customer, in Shaldon, wanted Wooden Venetian Blinds, but had 2 large patio door areas leading into the garden.  For these it was more practical to fit Vertical Blinds, as they are easier to operate when going through the doors.

Wooden Venetians of this size would have been very heavy are more difficult to operate on a regular basis.  However, they had the Wooden Venetians throughout the rest of the property and were very happy with the result.

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

Taped Wooden Venetian Blinds

Wooden Venetian Blinds are very popular these days and becoming more popular are the ones with ladder tapes.  These give the Blind a more classical look, as opposed to the ladder strings.  If you would like a quote for Wooden Venetians, or just some advice, then fill out the form on this page and I will get back to you.

Sad Loss Brought Back Good Memories

I was sad to here of the recent sudden passing of former Torquay United stalwart Ian Twitchen.  A wonderful servant to the club and one of the mainstays of the team my Dad managed in the mid seventies.  This is a picture of that team with my Dad bottom right and Ian Twitchen 2 to his right.

 

It brought back happy memories of Friday night victories in front of a regular crowd of 3500 to 4000 people.  Oh how they wish they could get crowds like that now.  Here’s hoping they can once again pull off the miracle of avoiding relegation.  Meanwhile if you would like a quote, or some advice on Blinds, filk out the form on this page and I will get back to you.

 

 

Over 40 Blinds in New Build

I recently fitted over 40 Blinds, of varying types, to a new build in Sandygate, Newton Abbot.  From Romans in the kitchen, to Wooden Venetians in the bedrooms, several Blackout Velux Rollers, a Waterproof Roller Blind in the wet room and finally Perfect Fit Pleated Blinds to ground floor windows, standard in the living rooms and blackout in  the bedrooms.  It was about 6 months from first contact to fitting, with the house being a shell without windows when I first visited.  It was great to see a property develop and be able to put the final touches that turned it into a home.

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

Perfect Fit with a Perfect View

It was a beautiful mid winters morning when I fitted these 13 Perfect Fit Pleated Blinds in Cockwood, near Dawlish.  As you can see stunning views back up the Exe towards Exeter.  Cheered up my customer as they had just returned from Australia, watching England lose the ashes.

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

Last Golf Of The Year

It may have been in late December, but what a glorious day for my last round of golf for the year.  Looking back up the Exe from Dawlish Warren, past Starcross towards Exeter, where it looks a bit darker overhead.

 

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

New Years Eve Rugby

During my Xmas & New Year break I took in the New Years Eve Aviva Premiership  clash between league leaders Exeter Chiefs and Leicester, at Sandy Park.

I managed to get 2 quality seats, due to a friends illness and as you can see was sat just in front of England Coach Eddie Jones.

I’m sure he was impressed with The Chiefs as they beat The Tigers 30-6 and ended the year with a 10 point lead in the Championship.  Meanwhile it’s now back to work, so if you would like a quote, or just some advice on Blinds, fill out the form on this page and I will get back to you.

Cold Conservatory to Warm Living Space

When Jennie moved into her new home in Buckfastleigh she wanted to make more use of the conservatory at the property.  I fitted Perfect Fit 25mm Venetian Blinds to all the windows and Pleated Roof Blinds to the roof.

It’s now a cool place to sit in the summer and a warm and friendly living room for the winter.

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