Now more than ever we need to grab every opportunity that we can to enjoy life.
Fortunately, there are a lot of simple pleasures we can enjoy. Cooking and DIY are some of my greatest pleasures. I like keeping busy and spend a lot of time perfecting different recipes or doing DIY around the house and garden.
I recently built an outdoor kitchen. It all started when I decided to clear the rubbish (particularly umpteen dead Christmas trees!) from the bottom of the garden as a lockdown project. Once it was cleared I saw the potential of the space and the project grew from there.
My wife, Scouse Mrs D, secretly entered me into a national competition for the best lockdown project and I won! Many thanks to IronmongeryDirect for choosing me as the winner.
I’m not a qualified builder, just a keen DIY-er. I’ve had various careers. I left school and started out breaking up pallets in a scrap yard. I then worked at British Gas as a gas service engineer. I studied during the evenings at university, for various qualifications. Then spent many enjoyable years as Director of Estate for a leading university. I recently took early retirement and set up my own business, Mavimor Consultancy.
I also volunteer as a Trustee for a mental health charity, Compass Counselling, in Liverpool.
When I was building the outdoor kitchen, I felt as if I’d come full circle as I spent a lot of time breaking up old pallets, as I recycled the wood and used it for various things.
I’m looking forward to sharing all the DIY tricks and tips I learned along the way and helping you with your DIY projects.
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