Life at the end of the road

January 10, 2012

Mainly indoors :-(

Filed under: daily doings, pigs — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 9:44 pm

I’m ashamed to say that it was well after 9:00am when I arose this morning, and what’s more not an awful lot has been achieved since. Well nothing of excitement anyway 😦 In fact I’ve barely been out of the house all day, in fact I’ve hardly been out of the kitchen all, being glued to the laptop and phone for the most of it.

There are those, probably most, that cope admirably with paperwork and the telephone, me I hate it, I like ‘doing stuff’ and spending the day in front of a screen or on the phone is not  in my book ‘stuff’ 😦 I really have no idea how I’ve managed to keep plonking away on here for four years because, as a rule I can’t sit still for very long and hate writing of any kind. Probably something to do with the my ego being larger than my aversion to the keyboard 🙂

It wasn’t actually such a bad day and I had planned on doing a few jobs before going back to work, fixing the Land Rover heater and checking the hydro turbine intakes being just two of them. However, once more the swineherd had spent a restless night downstairs with Tam so I pottered about doing the things that I know she’d have done on getting up.

The kitchen was a riot of ‘puppy pads’ and little piglet ‘squiffs’ but the little fighter was still alive so I cleaned him up and gave him a feed.


Afraid that the wee chap would wake the wife I stayed in and started on a pile of unopened letters and cr4p that had been festering in my ‘inbox’ since before Christmas. The ‘inbox’ being the kitchen units where things can get buried for weeks under a mountain of shopping, hats, books, torches, files, biscuit tins and wine boxes.

The ‘inbox’ turned out to be much larger than expected so I spent the rest of the day dealing with it, and all the phone calls, emails and letters it generated 😦


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A little later in the day we took Tam out to eat some dirt 🙂


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Pigs love grubbing and the muck would be good roughage for what has been a mainly liquid diet of late that has been going straight through him:-(

The wee chap had a good munch on some stones in the garden and I returned to my paperwork 🙂 OK, I know it’s a rubbish effort but I’ve seen quite enough of computers, calculators, pens and phones for the day and now I’m off to bed 🙂



  1. I should leave a witty comment about pigs in blankets but i cant think of one. Have you opened that nice bottle of uisge beatha yet? Remember to sip it slowly, it isnt capt morgans! I have a bottle of a 40 yr old Speyside here, courtesy of Aldi. Fancy a dram?

    Comment by simon — January 10, 2012 @ 10:45 pm

  2. A Wooly Pig in the Croft is worth Ten Thousand Bees in the Loft
    Fantastic Tam Pics

    Comment by Lorenzo — January 11, 2012 @ 12:10 am

  3. tam in his sweater scarfing scotland! a sight for sore eyes. i hope all of yours and mrs. LATEOTR’s TLC helps him.

    Comment by jeannette — January 11, 2012 @ 2:34 am

  4. I’m waiting for you to confess that, when you have nothing else to do, you knit little coats for the piglets! Anne

    Comment by Anne Macdonald — January 11, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    • Morning Anne, “when you have nothing else to do” 🙂 when I’ve nothing else to do !!!!! 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — January 12, 2012 @ 6:20 am

  5. Mrs Chris and I are saying little prayers for your dear Tam.

    Best wishes

    Comment by chrisb — January 11, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

    • Thanks Chris and Chris 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — January 12, 2012 @ 6:20 am

  6. Hey,
    That’s MY jumper!

    Shawn The Sheep

    Comment by George Leddick — January 11, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

    • “Hey,
      That’s MY jumper!

      Shawn The Sheep”

      Well I never George, so it is 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — January 12, 2012 @ 6:21 am

  7. Great post, Paul, and love following the story of Tam. Keep it coming mate please. 🙂

    Comment by Lloyd — January 11, 2012 @ 6:59 pm

    • Morning Lloyd,the wee chap had a very quiet night, not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad one, he fast asleep on a pair of my socks right now 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — January 12, 2012 @ 6:23 am

  8. My husband and daughter are now enchanted with Tam as well! According to my 9 year old the jumper is “adorable”. Fingers crossed and well done on the paperwork! Imagine what it is like for us poor mortals who shovel paper for a living!!

    Comment by Jo Cohen — January 11, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    • Morning Jo, I’d rather ‘shovel 5h1t’ than paperwork 🙂 you poor thing

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — January 12, 2012 @ 6:26 am

  9. […] Mainly indoors ( Go on, take a peak. […]

    Pingback by Smile for the camera | Musings from a Stonehead — January 11, 2012 @ 11:36 pm

  10. A woolly grunter,or dare |I say,a pig in sheeps(based)clothing 🙂 Good to see him improving.


    Comment by Andy — January 12, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    • Morning Andy,

      “A woolly grunter,or dare |I say,a pig in sheeps(based)clothing 🙂 ” Now that had me in stitches 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — January 14, 2012 @ 9:24 am

  11. That wee pig has a better life than the bairns (I’ve seen pics of you working them hard on the 4×4), watch oot for the social haha
    your posts always give me a laugh, thanks.

    Comment by Rob McP — January 12, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    • Hi Rob,

      that wee pig has a better life than me at the moment 🙂

      Cheers, Paul

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — January 14, 2012 @ 9:26 am

      • Not kept up to date for a wee while, Sorry to hear of piggies fate. It’s a shame as he seemed to be looking up.

        Reading about your exploits makes me wonder just where you find the time to do so many things. Do you ever sleep!

        Cheers, Rob.

        Comment by Rob McP — January 24, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

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