Life at the end of the road

July 10, 2015

A few more pics

Filed under: daily doings, shed/house, stonework, Uncategorized — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 10:16 pm

Not so early a start this morning thanks to the box of wine wifey and I tore into last night. Well, we had something to celebrate, Royal Mail have finally employed some cover for the ‘Post lady’ Smile She’s not had a day off since November and has been asking for a relief since September. Consequently we’ve gone a booked a short wee break on Lewis in August, not quite the festival that I’d hoped for but at least I should return ‘fit for purpose’ and not like a ‘half shut knife’ Smile Truth is the old Thomson is out of commission at the moment, being full of our possessions and the ‘egg lady’s’ stuff, and my camping days are long by with. Would have been nice to tie the break in with the HebCelt but that’s my ‘fortnight on’. Afro Celt Sound System are headlining and they’re awesome.


So, it was at the back of 7:00am before I crawled out of bed and almost 8:00 before I was ‘filling the bucket’.

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As you can see it was a pure pish day, another reason for my lack of enthusiasm on the getting out of bed front. We have a burn just a couple of meters from the head of our double bed and it was pure raging. Took me right back to my childhood and camping with my parents in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District, seldom did we pitch the tent far from a burbling brook or river.

2009 03 17 Kirkstone Troutbeck Park Farm and Ill Bell  Photo of Stainforth Force

That’ll be Troutbeck Farm on the left and Stainforth bridge on the right, both regular haunts in the Morris Minor 937 LLG, we even drove that car over the ‘Gran St Bernard’!!!!, both the tunnel and the coll. Burnt an exhaust valve out going over the top right enough but made it it back to Accrington on 3 cylinders Smile

Progress inside the house today was limited to fitting the shower screen and a loft aerial

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but I was well impressed with the result. Dunno how well that antenna will work through the slate roof but I thought it was best to fit it before the 300mm of insulation!!!

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Lachie also brought his caravan over to join our little campsite, methinks we’ll all be fighting over the TV aerial unless I order a splitter box Smile 

The missing month

I just knew I’d more pictures somewhere,

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Just another sunset at Sonas !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Only a small snowdrift on the 28th of May!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Not much grass here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Hen with sore bottom Smile


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That’ll be the floor done at last.


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Skirting board, oak doors and water treatment.



  1. Morning Paul

    Stainforth Bridge brings back memories. Use to take the kids from Settle High School there during ‘activity week’ at the end of the Summer Term when we often cycled round that part and others of the Dales and jumped in the large, deep pool beyond Stainforth Foss to cool off. Couldn’t do that nowadays with H&S.

    Glad about the post-relief – that’s an awfully long time with no break.


    Comment by Sue — July 11, 2015 @ 7:09 am

  2. Your house if fair coming on : ) I bet you cant wait to get in to your new home and get your stuff out!

    Comment by v8mbo — July 11, 2015 @ 12:36 pm

  3. Very nice floors! Might have to get the wee dug some rubber trainers for traction.

    Comment by drgeo111 — July 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

  4. Glad you’re back to blogging, Paul. Enjoy the move-in!

    Comment by mick — July 12, 2015 @ 8:46 am

  5. Glad to see you back. Missed your blog

    Comment by Eileen — July 12, 2015 @ 9:34 am

  6. good to see you back at it again, have missed the updates

    Comment by veloce77 — July 14, 2015 @ 5:05 am

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