Life at the end of the road

October 26, 2020

Ready for action :-)

Filed under: daily doings, food — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 7:26 am

That’s it, the start of a new week and me almost half way through my holiday’s. The clocks have gone back and I’m in an inexplicably good mood, bouncing out of bed this morning at the rather sane time of 6:30!!!. The beautiful red glow of Venus in the first glint of dawn just obliterated by yet another boodly rain shower Sad smile


Still, I attacked my morning stretches with a new vigour going for thirty of each rather than the regular twenty and lacing the strong black coffee That starts my day with three spoons of sugar!!! I haven’t taken sugar in anything for forty years or more!! In fact I rarely have it in the house. However this particular pot had been sat on the hotplate all night and was so strong it seemed to look and smell like coal tar. By the time I’d finished sugaring it it had the constituency of crude oil Smile It was great.


The beginning of GMT always fills me with dread, seeming to amplify the nights and shorten the days. Of course it doesn’t but that’s how it feels to me and my body clock is pure fecked until Christmas at least. Still, it dig give me more time to marinade my haunch of venison that I’d planned for Sunday dinner.


I’d forgotten to do it on Saturday night so diced it and stuck it in half a bottle of port along with five cloves of garlic and three bay leaves. It was 6:00am so would get a good six hours before going in a low oven for several more

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At 7:00 with dawn breaking I dragged Molly outdoors to feed the pigs and chooks before settling down to some work in the shed. A satisfying little job repairing a heat exchanger for a friend’s fishing boat. Taking me right up to the arrival of my dinner guest it heralded the end of ‘shed work’ for the day Smile

That was it really for the Sabbath, a nice meal, good company and a wee walk between showers with the dugs. Before turning in at the unheard of late hour of around 22:00 I wandered around the croft with a torch looking at all the blocked drains and making a mental note to deal with them today. The whole area around the house being waterlogged Sad smile

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