Life at the end of the road

October 12, 2008

It wasn’t me, honest!

Filed under: daily doings — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 7:14 am

Yesterday ( Friday ) was just too exciting for words and I’m writing this today because I’ve simply not had time to plonk away on my laptop. Being Friday it was pretty busy but Thursdays strong winds and poor forecast had meant that many of the harbour/Raasay House/water treatment contractors had left on Thursday so it was not as busy as it could have been and we didn’t have any extra sailings on the ferry. This was good because it enabled me to nip along to Raasay Primary for 20mins to watch the ‘school assembly’. Now this is some new term that I’m not familiar with because when I was at school it happened every day at 9:00am and was as dull as dishwater. This particular assembly was a routine put together by the staff and pupils including the nursery to highlight the need for the ‘3 Rs’ reduce, re use and re cycle.

Raasay Primary Assembly

Raasay Primary Assembly

The entire school had been turned into tins, packets, boxes, bottles and newspapers with a selection of home made bill boards.

bin bag boy

bin bag boy

Though my personal favourite was ‘bin bag boy’ followed closely ‘mother earth’ who’s on the back row of the first pic and no none of them are related to either me or the corned beef tin! ( next to mother earth ) anyway they all proceeded to enter into their obviously well rehearsed routine of songs and even a wee prayer. I was most Impressed and quite over come with emotion having to borrow a tissue off the post person who had turned up late! Unfortunately I had to leave to go and do important ferry stuff but post person filled me in later.

The ‘Injuns’ are here

The important ferry stuff being the afternoon sailings and of course to bring over the bands for tonights gig at the Raasay village hall. The Injuns and Claes Cem arrived on the 15:15 ferry and I spent the rest of the day on my deckheads, rushing round to a friends house after work for a bath and to get changed.

It’s my first visit to the hall since it was almost finished, I say almost finished because the Polish builders that were building it vanished in August without actually completing the job! However whilst not totally completed it was a great venue for a gig. I think it’s more finishing off outside than anything else because everything inside seemed fine apart from the heating. To be honest the building is so well insulated that it soon warmed up and stayed warm with the heat from those inside.

tiny dancers

tiny dancers

The Danish band http://www.claescem.com/ were on first, a folky, rocky 4 piece from Scandinavia they certainly got these two young ladies dancing! After a short break the http://www.myspace.com/injunsofskye came on and managed to get a good few people out of their seats though the folk that remained seated were clapping and stamping to their unique sound which struck me as a kind of Dire straits meets jazz, though they’ll probably lynch me for saying that. Anyway a good time was had by all, though I left sooner than most having an early start ahead of me.

Injuns

Injuns

It really had nothing to do with me!

As promised I woke the temporary post person and permanent swineherd before leaving for work the following morning and as far as I was concerned all was well. It was a couple of hours later that she phoned me to tell me that Braken had given her a black eye!! Braken being one of our Tamworth sows who’d turned suddenly, hit the postie in the eye with her snout and it was a pure shiner of a black eye! Of course she spent the rest of the day delivering mail with people giving her funny looks! and by the time I got home pigs were not flavour of the month. Quite apart from the black eye the 14 piglets went AWOL on the hill and Bramble ( our other Tamworth sow ) managed to knock her into the mud!

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