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25th September - time to think about Christmas presents?

Well, if the BBC says it….

So, the BBC reports that ‘Shoppers are warned to shop early for Christmas or miss out’. The news lands today, September 25th, which is exactly thr...
Our 'Rule of 6' Workshop tools

Our 'Rule of 6' Workshop tools

Keeping this list to just six was tough - but that's the 'Rule of Six'.  It really depends on the job being done, so I’ve interpreted this as the s...
Our 'Rule of 6' inspiring places...

Our 'Rule of 6' inspiring places...

Continuing on the theme of 'Our Rule of Six'... the 6 places we’ve been most inspired by was a relatively easy list to compile: three gardens, two...
Our 'Rule of 6' garden tools...

Our 'Rule of 6' garden tools...

So this isn’t a dull list of 6 must-haves, here’s my list of 6 garden tools that I ‘hate to rate’:  Caused me to eat my words: the Sneeboer hand h...
Tinker and Fix - our 6 4x4 choices

Our Six 4x4’s

I guess my attraction to 4x4’s started when I was a kid.  It was always trucks, lorries, tractors and tanks that I would choose to play with.  Spo...
Six? Just Six?!

Six? Just Six?!

De La Soul got it wrong. Three is not, apparently, the magic number. As of today, it’s six. Which is causing some consternation in the Tinker and F...
See you at Sywell?

See you at Sywell?

We’re going ‘out, out’ to Sywell Classic: Pistons and Props! It’s two days of classic motoring on the ground and in the air… not many car shows hav...
Discount? What discount?!

Discount? What discount?!

It’s Bank Holiday weekend and the sales are on... you can get everything you didn’t need for less money.  Brutal truth from us at Tinker and Fix - ...
Coronavirus, supply chains and kit coming back in stock

Coronavirus, supply chains and kit coming back in stock

As life is gradually getting back to the state that no-one ever expected – the ‘new normal’ – we’re also getting back to some consistency with the ...
This bad weather has us reaching for Otter Wax...

This bad weather has us reaching for Otter Wax...

What is this weather doing?! We hardly know if we are in the height of Summer, or fast approaching Autumn! The torrential downpours have got us thi...
Introducing our new aprons...

Introducing our new aprons...

We came across Risdon & Risdon when we were looking for a half apron for gardening.  They are a small manufacturer based over in Shrewsbury, w...
Workshop envy.

Workshop envy.

I first watched this short video years ago.  I still find inspiring now. Also features what I would say is my dream workshop.