Life at the end of the road

May 29, 2009

Go Raasay Go!

Filed under: Uncategorized — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 6:39 pm

As yet another mainly miserable day draws to a close on this little paradise that is Raasay, I’m pondering more on what I’ve not done than what I have ๐Ÿ˜ฆ The weather just seems to be getting worse and worse, well I’ll rephrase that, there seems to be this good weather about 2 days away but it never seems to get any closer, a bit like the pot of gold at the end of the many rainbows that I’ve seen recently! I’m religiously checking both UKWind and ThR every 3 or 4 hours and this dry spell on the horizon never seems to get any closer. Normally this would not be an issue but I’ve been trying to paint the ‘Old girl’ for days now and I’m just not getting anywhere. I was hoping to get the second coat of colour on the front end and re fit all 4 doors but it just didn’t happen due to the rain that should not have been. Still at least I got the new cupboard fitted in the porch without getting grumpy because I could have been working on my Land Rover. OK, I know I’m really sad, but it’s a fact that after getting married, moving house and getting divorced then trying to get a 23 year old Land Rover through it’s MOT is the 4th most stressful thing a guy can go through ๐Ÿ™‚

So after pottering about in my workshop cutting out bits of chequerplate and painting them,

and putting a few more coats of paint on the rear door hinges we headed south.

Raasay 8, Carbost 3!

We headed south for the Raasay v Carbost primary school footie match that was kicking off at 13:00

Of course we arrived late and were much puzzled by the ‘YASAAR’ cheerleaders, however as the match progressed things became much clearer.

Now I have to confess at having no interest whatsoever in football but I did thouroughly enjoy this 90 min epic match.

As did Bobby!

Gabriel puts the first of his two goals in the back of the net for Raasay.

Raasay’s coach discusses tactics with his squad at half time.

Ryan goes in for the kill

But this time Carbost saves, though he did manage to put 4 past the goalie ๐Ÿ™‚ making the final score 8, 3 to Raasay. Ryan was top scorer with 4, followed by Gabriel with 2 and 1 each for Rosie, Robin and Joseph which actually makes 9 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ so I’ve obviously got something wrong, still it was a good afternoons entertainment.

And I’m really sorry if it’s light and inaccurate on info but I’m posting this in the back of a taxi halfway between Barrhead and Girvan which is 200 miles and 24 hours after the event! (aint technology marvelous?) I did try doing it last night but got distracted by the ‘pig sitter’ a bottle of wine and a vain attempt at trying to buy tickets for I tried for several hours on various sites before giving up, by which time I was too tired to finish this effort. However I did manage to do it this morning on my mothers computer before the 5 hour journey to Glasgow and now I’m heading to see a band called Attic at the Catholic Hall in Girvan!


  1. Well done Raasay School for the Footy Win
    Please say WELL DONE to Ryan from the Missus and me

    Comment by chrisb — May 29, 2009 @ 8:25 pm

    • Morning Devon, ๐Ÿ™‚

      Aye that wee Ryan is so small and quick that no body notices him until it’s too late!

      Cheers, Paul

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — May 30, 2009 @ 8:53 am

  2. Well done Raasay Primary – what a fabulous setting for a football match, beats Man U/Barcelona any day

    Comment by Sue Tolhurst — May 29, 2009 @ 8:36 pm

    • Morning Sue,
      Yes it really is a first class venue, where you can get lost in the scenery, even if the match is rubbish, which of course it wasn’t.

      Cheers, Paul

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — May 30, 2009 @ 8:48 am

  3. hey paul.

    just to let you know i will quite happy pig sit for you at rockness. i cant afford to go. so let me know neil

    Comment by neil w — May 29, 2009 @ 10:20 pm

    • Morning Neil,

      The Tyneside and Wallsend yards must be sad looking places now to anyone who remembers them in their heyday, probably turned into flats for all the people that no longer work in the financial sector. I’m only guessing, my visits to the Tyne have been confined to drives up the A1 and through the Tyne tunnel ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’ll know today if we have Rockness covered but if not could you cover Thursday to Monday? and deliver our boy to school?

      Cheers, Paul

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — May 30, 2009 @ 8:31 am

  4. its been a while since seen wallsend but last time it was still all derilict boat yards with big tower crains. i shall have to ask me uncle. not a problem neil

    Comment by neil w — May 30, 2009 @ 12:54 pm

  5. Hi Paul.
    Glad you enjoyed the football match.
    It is why I enjoy coaching the young ones so much.
    You sure do have the most amazing location for the game.
    Going to try and get my blog going again very soon…
    Cheers George.

    Comment by George Kershaw — May 31, 2009 @ 10:07 am

  6. this is lovely, thank you.

    Comment by jeannette — June 8, 2010 @ 11:50 pm

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