Great column by Grant Cameron in the Sunday Mail today re: DIY and Men.
Apparently, because no one shows their sons / grandsons how to do it anymore, it will die out. As Andrew Martin said "British Men are useless at DIY"
Andrew Martin: We may be useless at DIY, but taking pleasure in housework is a man's right - Commentators, Opinion - The Independent
And what a fantastic idea to have a register. These 'more senior' men should not just be tossed on the scrapheap. I personally would love to have a beer with them and maybe learn a bit :)
If I had ever had a more senior man like that - teaching me how to DIY stuff, I would have been chuffed....because I never did, and I think that a lot of other men on this board would be nodding their head at the lack of a "father figure" or just "a dad who did things like that".