Alternator troubleshooting & repair might seem like a job to leave to the experts but in reality it is an easy DIY job! You can troubleshoot and repair faults with your car's alternator with a basic tool kit and this post and video will show you how. Often, alternators stop working due to a cheap and easy to replace component. Usually it is a problem with the diode plate … [Read more...]
DIY Porch Roof: Building a simple pitched roof step by step
Want to know how to build a DIY Porch Roof? In this post and video I will show you exactly how I made a small pitched roof, step by step. For a maintenance-free finish I used cedar shingles as roof tiles and charred wood cladding on the gable. Our house in the UK had a flat concrete roof above the front door. I didn't think it looked particularly nice and, whilst tackling damp … [Read more...]
8 insider secrets I use to get bargain travel deals!
In this post I will share with you the insider tricks I use to save money on flights and accommodation. So far I've been to over 40 countries but I want to see many more - without spending a fortune! This means I have to find the best deals possible! I love saving money and over the years I have become very good at finding the best way of saving money on things like flights … [Read more...]
Rome in a day – a walking tour of Rome with a difference!
'When in Rome, do as the Romans do...' In the video below we go on a walking tour of the spectacular city of Rome, Italy. Rossella (my Italian wife) helps to give us an insider perspective on this breathtaking city! We spend a very full day walking around Rome and seeing many of the city's sights. This is a stunning city! Watch the [11 min] video below, or the rest of this … [Read more...]
How I built my ammo can rocket stove – a small homemade wood stove (Mk II)
In this post I'll explain how I built my Mk II ammo can rocket stove. This is a small, inexpensive homemade wood stove which burns wood, without smoke, thanks to it's secondary burn system. In this post and video I break the stove down and talk about how I made each component. If you want to see this stove burning wood, without smoke, then check out this blog post. Thanks to … [Read more...]