I did mention in one of my blog posts that I would tell you all about how doing DIY in the US can be confusing when it comes to the names of things, so here are some examples.
We spent ages in Home Depot looking for skirting boards, funnily enough they also come in lots of different types over here, you can get the normal plain wood skirting that you just paint or stain and varnish or there is this stuff that is like compressed chipboard (its probably made out of something completely different but i can't think of another way to describe it right now). It turns out they are called baseboards!
To repair the walls where we ripped out the cabinets in the bathroom we just needed some plain old polyfilla, now this is called something completely different and I never would have guessed in a million years Spackle!!!!! go figure!
Oh, I just remembered, I forgot to mention Taps, or faucets as they are called here.