Life at the end of the road

April 25, 2015

Caravan dwelling :-)

Filed under: daily doings, shed/house — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 5:14 am

There can’t be many folk that take heart from moving from this,

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to a 30’ caravan, but we have, indeed, for now at least it seems like a bit of a holiday. For one thing I can go and feed the hens in my pyjamas and don’t have to walk for 15 minutes to get there. The other thing being it feels like the house is a step closer as we can see it growing before our eyes.

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As MiL says, all the best holidays have a view of a building site from the hotel window Smile

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My builder may be in Honolulu having a great time and wearing mad shirts Winking smile

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but his brother Donald is making a fine job of the ‘plant shed’. This will be the ‘lean too’ where the thermal store is going, finished in larch cladding with a slate roof it’s going to be a great place for drying clothes during inclement weather.

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The move out of the ‘Old Schoolhouse’ at Torran was certainly easier than moving in there in January, this time I had a great helper and fantastic weather, even so it took the best part of two days.

I can’t thank my friends enough for letting us stay in their beautiful house, it certainly provides some of the finest views on Raasay.

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It is like most of the houses here at Arnish and Torran in that you cannot a single speck of man made light at night, unless there is a fishing boat at sea or a car on the road from Staffin to Portree.

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Can’t wait to watch the sunset from the caravan, or better still from Sonas, which is now officially on the Royal Mail website as an address Smile Cost me £90 friggin quid right enough and I was severely dischuffed at having to fork it out to Highland Council but in the end I’d no choice. So, let me get this right, I have to pay you £90 so you can send me Council Tax bills to the right address!!! Yup, that’s about it says the operator in Inverness Smile

Anyway, it’s after 6:00am now and I’ve stuff to do,

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as you can see, I had a hard week at work Smile

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  1. Good news all round Paul.

    Comment by Andrew — April 25, 2015 @ 6:03 am

    • Morning Finisterre,

      loved the picture of your turnip that Leslie posted, bet you don’t have any snow down your way 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — April 26, 2015 @ 7:02 am

      • We do get snow but rarely. Leslie said that in Normandy it is colder than here but much less humidity. The damp does get into the bones as my old Mum would say!
        At yours I guess you get both.

        Comment by Andrew — April 26, 2015 @ 9:18 am

  2. Glad the move went well. The next one will be the last.

    Comment by Marjorie — April 25, 2015 @ 11:13 am

    • Well, apart from the ‘wooden box’ 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — April 26, 2015 @ 7:02 am

  3. Love the skies! Now back to work for you! c

    Comment by Cecilia Mary Gunther — April 25, 2015 @ 3:55 pm

    • Yup, I’ve got to keep moving to keep warm today 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — April 26, 2015 @ 7:03 am

  4. That last photo is amazing mate! 🙂

    Comment by Lloyd — April 25, 2015 @ 4:08 pm

    • Thanks Lloyd.

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — April 26, 2015 @ 7:04 am

  5. That’s a fine comment from MiL but I’d choose to look at your building site any day rather than one in the Costa del Nusquam.

    Glad the move to the house is getting closer and the build is going well.


    Comment by Sue — April 25, 2015 @ 4:32 pm

    • Yes Sue, very pleased with progress and enjoying the ‘holiday’ 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — April 26, 2015 @ 7:04 am

  6. If only the mail lady received an employee discount! Sure hope Scottish skin can withstand a Honolulu sunburn!

    Comment by drgeo111 — April 25, 2015 @ 9:53 pm

    • Morning Texas, the nearest thing wifey gets to a discount is free stamps at Christmas 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — April 26, 2015 @ 7:05 am

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