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  • Posted by mark
  • 4 February 2011

i blogged this a while back DIY or DIE about a Skatepark being built on some disused land in Liverpool. Even with the owners eventual permission, help from the local builders, alot of bad backs and a fair bit of money from all the skaters involved, the inevitable has happened and the local council are trying to close it down.

i know for a fact that there's alot more pressing issues in Liverpool that deserve the councils attention, this is not one of them.



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  • Posted by ade
  • 17 June 2009



the lorrythe taskdirty hempI took a few day off work last week to finish the biggest DIY job i have ever done. To cover the pipes in the land drain round our house.

1 Lorry full of gravel

16.9 tons

20-30mm stone

1 shovel

1 wheelbarrow

1 me

2 days

16 litres of water

1 pair of howies hemp jeans. I have had the jeans since Feb, but they have been used for "best". Time to wear them.

The jeans faired better than me over the 2 days. Once I got through the first hour of hate I got into the learning from repetition. The best way to hold the shovel, when to go fast with a full barrow over rocky ground, how much I can lift with a shovel and a barrow, when to rake and that the job is alot easier hydrated.

Another help were the Mark Thomas podcasts. Go download them. Some great insights from some experts on how money really moves round our planet.

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