Life at the end of the road

March 19, 2012

Help Hugh out :-)

Filed under: daily doings — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 6:28 am

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Right it’s 6:00am and I’ve given myself half an hour to get it all down so no shinning pros this morning 🙂 I was wanting to go into more detail about http://www.fishfight.net/emergency/ Hugh’s noble campaign to end the lunacy of ‘discards’ for it deserves a full blown rant from your truly as it’s a subject that I feel strongly about.

Sign the petition as it’s at a crucial point today and you’ll be in good company with 780,000 others http://www.fishfight.net/famous-fish-fighters/. And if you’re reading this Hugh, I did try to fit the ‘widget’ to my blog but it’s beyond me 🙂

Back to Sunday

Well I actually managed to stay in bed until 7:30, arising  to the most beautiful day this year and one that certainly did deserve the ‘spring has come early’ title.

I wasted no time in sending the  tall boy 🙂 out to feed and them asking him to go over to Torran to borrow a proper roofing ladder from Torran http://www.uniquescotland.com/raasayschool/index.html 🙂 Who says ‘I never learn’ 🙂 Though in all honesty I needn’t have bothered, no sooner had I got on the roof than it started raining, I couldn’t believe it 😦 It was actually a lovely day but every hour or so a great big black cloud would arrive and deposit it’s contents on Arnish 😦

Still the boys did some road repairs, I did some repairs on the door seals of my hired shipping container and we all helped in the task of clearing stuff out of the house.

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Finishing off the day by collecting some hens as I deposited my workers in the village.

Right, that’s it, 6:30, better wake up the family 🙂

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13 Comments »

  1. Morning, Paul

    I have done everything I can so far to help the fish fight, but when I tried to sign up for this one it seemed I could only do it through Twitter – and I don’t and won’t become a Twitterer! Letters to MEPs will have to do.

    Love the hens (and the wellies). Do you still have a walking alarm-clock?

    Cheers

    Sue

    Comment by Sue — March 19, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    • Many thanks Sue, a letter is far better than a petition 🙂 but I’m sure you don’t have to do the ‘Twitter’ thing, unless you’ve registered before perhaps ??

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — March 19, 2012 @ 10:45 pm

  2. Paul, I would have loved to sign up with the Fish Fight, but I don’t have Twitter either and am not keen to join … shame

    Comment by carina — March 19, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    • “Paul, I would have loved to sign up with the Fish Fight, but I don’t have Twitter”

      HiCarina, my mum don’t have ‘twitter’ and she’s just done it 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — March 19, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

  3. I managed to sign the petition fine. It took one or two go’s but in the end I got there. Glad to do something to try and stem the tide of wasting good fish. Seonagh

    Comment by seonagh53 — March 19, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    • Cheers Seonagh, took me mammy a few tries too 😦

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — March 19, 2012 @ 10:46 pm

  4. Hi Paul, already a supporter of Hugh’s Fish Fight and having been watching the Fishermans Apprentice http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01d276r I was shocked to see just how the small fishing fleet is suffering because of the larger fleets from around europe and affecting what is a very enviromentally friendly way of fishing, I do hope that Hugh can get these stupid policies changed and I have been more than happy to help by signing up and e-mailing the MP’s.
    I particularly liked the day the coastel fishermen brought back their whole catch throwing it into the sea just yards from the beach so the locals could wade in and fetch the fish from the sea, not cost effective for the fishermen but a damn site better than dumping them further out where they go to waste. If you have not watched this program perhaps it is one you would enjoy, knowing your displeasure at the goggle box this might be the one thing that is worth watching.

    All the best~Graham

    Comment by Thomson Caravans — March 19, 2012 @ 1:32 pm

  5. Managed to get the widget onto my blog, but it doesn’t lead you directly to the petition, which is a pity, you have to go to Home & then sign it
    Still hope it has some effect on the idiots who would like to carry on throwing fish back. Sue

    Comment by Sue Mason — March 19, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

  6. In Ireland 40% of the potato crop grown for packing is discarded due to marks and shape. they must be perfect and washed, the world is gone mad.

    Comment by Michael Leonard — March 19, 2012 @ 9:21 pm

  7. Hello Paul,
    you were moaning about the cost of drink, so I thought I would bring a site to your attention. Puush into google Still Spirits and don’tt follow their advice about buying a simple still which will produce around 9 or 10 bottles @ 40% from 5 gaaallons of wash. Please don’t buy one of these “water purifiers” and use it as a still because as you know it would be illegal and rob H.M. of lots of tax, so be warned. 😀

    Comment by Andy Pandy — March 21, 2012 @ 12:01 am

    • Morning Andy

      you were moaning about the cost of drink, so I thought I would bring a site to your attention. Puush into google Still Spirits and don’tt follow their advice about buying a simple still which will produce around 9 or 10 bottles @ 40% from 5 gaaallons of wash. Please don’t buy one of these “water purifiers” and use it as a still because as you know it would be illegal and rob H.M. of lots of tax, so be warned

      well there is a long tradition in these parts of illicit stills 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — March 22, 2012 @ 5:43 am

  8. Paul.

    I have followed your Blog now for a few weeks and have read almost all of your adventure so far.
    Top class chief ! I live in Mexico now and have done for the past 7 years so we have lots in common, but the pishin rain. Soldiers of fortunate luck.
    Originaly from Kilmarnock which is a small asylum nearer to you than me.
    Your Proven turbine, inspirational, I served my time as an engineer in the factory next tae Davy Proven and his mad vision. The guy never hud a penny for years. Genius and another soldier of hope. He had his first plant on the old Massey Ferguson site.
    Yer lister jenny another belter, i ended up VP of a small sealant company called Hylomar which seals all the flanges from Lister to Perkins, RR and the like. That engine looked clean! and a bet ye hud din mair work than the Polis station from instalation.
    Pigs need tae get some soon, the sausage and Chorizo makin has become a regular part of my daily slog here in Mexico
    The price of Alcohol, well i started makin Beer 5 yeer ago and havent looked back, mostly because mexican beer is p1sh however a word of warning if yer any thing like me, tanks of beer on tap can be just as dangerous as good.

    I will continue to read yer stuff, Download Hugh religiously, and if am feelin really naughty a few hours with Ray Mears and ma sherpnin stane.

    Yin Jock, a wife , a wee lassie wane, n a cat that ma boy.

    Saludos Amigo

    Comment by Sean Maloy — March 21, 2012 @ 12:40 am

    • Good morning Sean in Mexico 🙂

      I have to say that your comments put a big smile on my face, first off the ‘small sealant company’ http://www.hylomar.com/ was hardly that and had a global reputation 🙂 As you say ‘the sealer of choice’ for Rolls Royce and others. I had a tube in my toolbox for donkeys years that bore the Ford logo. I always remember my first introduction to it in 1972 by mechanic Frank Seymour at White Brothers Toyota dealer in Accrington. I was a snotty 16 year old apprentice and he says to me “pass me the Hylomar lad, that stuff is used by Rolls Royce” 🙂

      Sad news about Gordon Proven Sean, he passed away last December http://scoraigwind.co.uk/2011/12/gordon-proven/

      I met him at the new factory in Stewarton once and I believe two of his daughters read the blog occasionally

      As for ‘Killie’ my wife lived and worked there for a while 🙂

      Cheers for the input, Paul

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — March 22, 2012 @ 6:04 am


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