Life at the end of the road

March 12, 2013

Day one

Filed under: daily doings — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 12:02 am

Almost midnight and I’ve just woken up Sad smile my first day back at the nautical college and the ‘sleeping draught’ of Weston’s scrumpy has just worn off Sad smile So who knows what time I’ll be awake till now.



Bit of a shock when I awoke this morning to see this, a fine layer of powdery white snow with no sign of any moisture about it,


or for that matter salt and grit. Still, its dry and wispy nature meant that it wasn’t a hazard to pedestrians like myself. Though by the time I’d hobbled to college with my sore knee I was thinking that I’d be taking the car in future Sad smile Bit of a blow that, for it’s the only exercise I get down here, at least on the Finlaggan I’ve got four flights of stairs to climb before I do anything Smile  

Anyway the day at college was interesting enough to prevent slumber and I managed to hitch a lift back to my digs to ease the pain in my knee. I’m seriously peed off with this sore knee carry on, I’ve only just got my back fixed and now my right knee has gone ‘pear shaped’ Sad smile However, once the ‘working’ day was over I called into Boots the chemist where I was relieved of almost £20 for a knee support, ointment and some spray for athletes foot Sad smile I kid you not, I’m a friggin wreck, all these stairs on the Finlaggan and 12 hours plus a day in an air conditioned steel box wearing safety boots have played havoc with my feet Sad smile



Not only that but the sunsets here aren’t half as inspiring as the ones at home Sad smile


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How I hate being in the city Sad smile



  1. Hark! What light from yonder window breaks?

    Comment by drgeo — March 12, 2013 @ 3:18 am

  2. time for some new emoticons, l’il buddy. i wonder if they work in wordpress? :poop:!/photo.php?fbid=10152657731650385&set=o.157220967677025&type=1&theater

    Comment by jeannette — March 12, 2013 @ 3:22 am

    • What’s with all these emoticons? I’m 75 years old – I don’t have time for all this, there’s better things to do with my life!
      Anne Macdonald

      Comment by Anne Macdonald — March 12, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

  3. People down there will be refusing to let you in if you keep bringing snow with you! We were over in Raasay 2 weeks ago and the roads terrified the life out of half-time for action.

    Comment by Anne Macdonald — March 12, 2013 @ 10:38 am

  4. I sympathize with you – I have a dodgy left knee at the moment and am supposed to be leading a walk tomorrow, only a short one about 2 miles so hopefully it will be ok, and have just got rid of athlete’s foot which I must have picked up at the local swimming pool a couple of weeks ago. No snow on the ground here right down in the sowf, although we did have a few flurries yesterday. Hopefully your two weeks will go quickly and you’ll soon be back to the nice weather in the NW.

    Comment by Frances — March 12, 2013 @ 11:33 am

  5. If you would like a pint in the not so posh watering holes of North Shields give me a bell and we can swap a few stories.
    Norman Mackay from the very North of Scotland now living in Shields.On leave from sea at the moment and you are welcome over the water to sample the hospitality.
    All the best.

    Comment by Norman Mackay — March 12, 2013 @ 8:15 pm

    • Hi Norman and welcome, aye we’ll have to meet up and have a jar or two 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — March 13, 2013 @ 10:11 pm

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