Women can emulate the strong female role models of wartime by undertaking DIY projects, it has been claimed.
Author Patricia Nichol explains in an interview with the Sunday Times that, during the war, women were left to handle DIY projects for themselves while the men were away.
She asks: "If those women could do it at the same time as being bombed, it’s worth us all giving it a go before we call out for a handyman, isn’t it?"
The publication adds that Sarah Dowding, one modern-day do-it-yourselfer, has found other benefits through turning her hand to DIY projects.
Having installed underfloor heating and made her own blinds and curtains, Ms Dowding claims to have saved tens of thousands of pounds over a five-year period.
Saturdays singer Frankie Sandford has also caught the DIY bug recently, revealing in an interview with the Sunday Mirror that she has built a barbecue while boyfriend Dougie Poynter of McFly has repaired the couple’s shower.