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Chilling out: Ivan Little’s wife Siofra was warned about his lack of DIY skills

Chilling out: Ivan Little’s wife Siofra was warned about his lack of DIY skills

On the fence: Tom Kelly on his decking

On the fence: Tom Kelly on his decking

Cat nap: Alex Kane relaxes in a hammock with the family cat on his lap

Cat nap: Alex Kane relaxes in a hammock with the family cat on his lap

Kane's son Indy sitting among the plants and playing in the garden

Kane's son Indy sitting among the plants and playing in the garden

Kane's son Indy playing in the garden

Kane's son Indy playing in the garden

Lilah’s snail grave

Lilah’s snail grave

Indy enjoying a quiet moment in the garden

Indy enjoying a quiet moment in the garden

Chilling out: Ivan Little’s wife Siofra was warned about his lack of DIY skills

‘My wife had received a word to wise from the first Mrs Little about my foray into the world of Black & Decker’ - Ivan Little

Projects: Installation of bird feeders & put up spice rack

My wife Siofra was happier than me that I had a book to finish writing during lockdown. For it meant that I was able to socially distance from any major jobs that were needed around the house

I'd set out at the start of the coronavirus crisis with ambitious notions of reconstructing myself as a new man - a handyman.