Well this is going to be quick, it might even be in two or three posts. I know it’s been a while but the weather’s been good and I’m struggling to access my emails thanks to the ‘Blue Circle’ Internet here.
Not only is Nial Quinn’s ‘satellite broadband’ like slow curing concrete, I can’t seem to get past that blue spinning circle every time I try and open a new page. It’s not just the ex footballers company http://www.q-sat.co.uk/ that is ‘pants’
the whole technology is flawed. Sure it’s better than ‘dial up’ but only just, and there are far better ways of getting internet via wireless. It’s not just slow, slow I could live with, some pages it will just NOT load, it freezes, it’s expensive, the allowance is abysmal (3gB a month here) and it uses all sorts of tricks to make you think it’s faster than it actually is.
So, where was I?
Saw the first lamb on Raasay last week, just by Holoman House, there’s always some earlier near the old iron ore pier but I’ve not been down that way in a while.
Up until recently the weather has been boodly freezing, with the growing grass and budding trees ‘stalled’ for a fortnight. They’re back on course now right enough with a spurt brought on by the recent sunshine.
There’s been a few breezy days and I’m glad I’m n o longer a fish farmer! The boys at Marine Harvest in Sconser got a fair battering that day.
Early morning stag.
More ‘pods’ for Raasay house.
A new van for the postie.
A beautiful and delicious cake from a grateful customer It did not last long and was well appreciated.
Our ‘as new’ 8 x 8 shipping container arrived from Campbell Plant http://www.acplantsales.co.uk/ and it was better than described.
My good mate arrived for a weeks ‘cover’ as ‘seaman purser’ in his ‘Teuchter Wagon’ the ‘Ninja’ https://www.facebook.com/TeuchterWagons
He was staying in our caravan so we took it in turns to commute, I can feel a TD5 conversion coming on.
My other pal from Mull bought a chicken coop from ‘Donald the Hen’ and the ‘Ninja’ took it to Oban.
Still, not as impressive as the load on the back of my ‘Teuchter Wagon’ in 2012, the photograph on the right being taken by a cyclist that overtook me!!
First thing I did upon finishing work on Tuesday was unload my container.
And, on Wednesday I gave it a couple of coats of paint underneath.
All the while, Jason my ‘taper and filler’ was grafting away in the new hoose.
Sure there was more, much more but it’s 20:50 now and it’ll probably take me an hour to upload this