Newsletter Coming Soon

by Evan on 2015/02/23

 

I’ve been rather quiet on this blog lately, no doubt for too long.

 

It is due to us (my wife and I) having bought a house and needing to assemble the furnishings for it (bought from IKEA), and getting the place organised and habitable in general.

 

If you would like photos and such send me a personal message, either via the contact page on the blog, on facebook or via email.

 

Things are getting sorted so I should be back to posting again sometime soon – especially doing newsletters.

 

I have had some new people sign up for the newsletter, my thanks and apologies.  If there are any topics you would like me to write about, let me know in the comments and I’ll do my best.  Evan

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Shall Respond Soon

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