So looking through my big book of DIY I had an idea for a completely new style of DIY book. The books I’ve seen all have illustrations or photos of someone confidently performing some task with exactly the right tools, and no chaos or clutter. Either I’m the odd one out or this version of reality is somewhat unrealistic. My new, “Accurately Illustrated Guide to DIY” will instead have illustrations of someone looking confused or throwing tools at the wall, and photos of battered pieces of wood nailed crookedly to a wall… through a pipe.
In chapter one I’ll be explaining how not to go about fixing floorboards damaged by a leaking radiator.
Helpfully there are plenty of other pipes just underneath to provide an excellent opportunity for disaster.
Any suggestions or material for future chapters gratefully received. That and any sensible tips for repairing floors!