Life at the end of the road

January 6, 2015

More moving

Filed under: daily doings, Range Rover — Tags: — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 9:58 pm

Can’t remember which is supposed to be more stressful, getting divorced or moving house, whatever it is, it’s certainly not something I want to do again Smile There was a little respite from the epic move yesterday when I decided to visit ‘civilisation’ on Skye and the mainland. The chooks were needing feed, the sheep were needing feed, the vodka had run out, and it was about time I ‘first footed’ my parents. Not only that but we had a mountain of stuff for the charity shop in Broadford.

It was of course Monday so I tied it in with taking my son to school, so left a dark, wet, breezy Arnish at just after 7:00am to catch the 7:55 ferry. This could well be the last time ever that my son leaves the only home he’s ever known, In typical teenager fashion, when asked about it, he just grunted Smile

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The first stop was my parents house, some 40 miles away on the mainland where Charlie got reacquainted with Leah Smile After which they all got a good walk and I did a few jobs around the house.


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You can see the similarity Smile


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That will be the ‘Five Sisters of Kintail from one of General Wade’s military roads to the Glenelg barracks


An all too brief a spell with Ma and Pa had us heading for the Blythswood store in Broadford with everything from Gustav Klimt to Tin Tin.

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After that and a trip to Portree for feed it was back to Raasay on the 15:00 ferry to start work on MiL’s car that was needing ‘discs and pads’ fitting.

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As it turned out the parts where wrong Sad smile but at least I was doing the job in the warm and dry Smile


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Well, it wasn’t a great day but I was somewhat cheered after giving the ‘Rangie’  a wee run,

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my 30 year old classic still drives like a car a quarter of its age Smile B200 VHU is my retirement project but until we move into the new house she’s going to be stuck outside Sad smile I had a couple of Range Rovers in the early eighties and swore I’d never have another Land Rover. However at around 15 MPG from the big V8 they’re not really a practical proposition for an Arnish ‘daily driver’. Still, I can get get this beauty insured for £85PA and even with £225 road tax it’s hardly going to ‘break the bank’ even if I only drive it occasionally.

Anyway, after getting all ‘Jeremy Clarkson’ about my ‘gas guzzler’ I got on with the important task of moving house.

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Yet another chest of drawers, sack of Roosters, clothes and most importantly the ‘Montepuliciano Di Abruzzo’ made it over to the schoolhouse.

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Almost as nice a view as our new house Smile

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  1. Gorgeous view I think.. busy fellow you are.. c

    Comment by cecilia — January 7, 2015 @ 12:52 am

    • Almost as good as the view from our house Jackie 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — January 9, 2015 @ 10:43 pm

  2. Morning Paul,

    Its death, divorce then moving house, but to be honest it depends on the individual, count yourself lucky, I have moved 11 times in the past 35 years 5 of them in the last 10 years and that was 2 overseas moves on the final move back home to the UK I had a brain haemorrhage so believe me, the key is don’t get stressed out about it all. Let the chaos swirl around you. Cheers, Jackie

    Comment by Jackie — January 7, 2015 @ 9:35 am

    • And I thought I had problems Jackie, respect 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — January 9, 2015 @ 10:42 pm

  3. I love your final sentence, Jackie! 🙂

    Comment by Lloyd — January 8, 2015 @ 12:01 am

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