The Fire Alarm Test – A Poem

The Fire Alarm Test By David Smith March 11, 2017 Like a metronome, as the fire alarm beats away; Checking the decibels on this fine day; That irritating beat from floor to floor; That piercing sound, What a chore! Engineering intelligence, for what is worth; Documenting sound, like a cry at birth; It’s only […]

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Lovely poem about a fire alarm test. If you have an inner poet in you let it out!

Free cuts for Birmingham

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Browsing through the net yesterday I spotted a diamond in the rough. Taskaway is offering free front garden cuts to Birmingham residents. As we all know when it gets to this time of the year certain outdoor chores begin. I’m not an outdoor person really but I get that it needs doing. I’ve shared this with a few of my friends in the same boat.

freecutsI understand that its as simple as filling in THIS FORM so get involved! You can also call them to book. I’m not sure if Birmingham has ever had a better offer in terms on home improvement. Taskaway offer all sorts of services including plumbers, electricians, handymen, kitchen fitters; tilers and many more. Check out their site for more info.


The Non-DIY Generation

If you are my age you already know what I’m talking about. If you have any kids my age they will have already asked you for help to do some tasks that you’d describe as basic. There was a time where life was simpler, things were a lot slower, and many people took up DIY as a hobbie.

Proud customer who says NO to DIY.

This time period i’m mentioning is a thing of the past. Many home owners these days don’t want the hassle of tiling their kitchen, or even putting up a shelf. Its not that they are lazy, in some of the cases at least. Its just that they want to spend their time doing other things. Things that are cool. Most home owners these days don’t find fixing a burst pipe, or even slotting in some new laminate floor as cool. They want to get out the house, hang out with friends, read some books, or do anything else!

Homeowners are now moving to apps like Taskaway. Which allow you to browse through local Tradespeople, and book them through your phone. And they are loving it because its simple to use.

We are interested to hear from other home owners or anyone who is still doing DIY. Feel free to get in touch.