Posts Tagged ‘new bathroom’

It’s Gertrude’s fault!

February 16, 2016

Now I should have LOADS of pictures to show you after our trip south, enjoying a holiday with family at Centre Parcs in Penrith. The problem however, is that I neglected to pack my CAMERA! Can you believe it? I blame Gertrude, the storm that is. She swept across Skye the night before we travelled and in her rush, decided to uproot one of our large conifers out back. Uproot and leave reclining gracefully on the power cables! Fortunately, the power guys were on the ball arriving on the scene within the hour, calling in the tree-cutters, felling the tree, cutting it into logs and stacking them, clearing up loose debris and restoring power by mid afternoon! That’s what I call customer service! Anyway, in all the excitement, my camera was forgotten.
En route south, we stayed overnight in Falkirk and visited the Kelpies there. Of course no camera, so I’m relying on the Helix Park website to provide a photo of the breath-taking, 90 feet high sculpture. We could have stayed there all day, seeing how the appearance of the steel-clad beasts constantly changed in the shifting light. We will return!

Kelpies

As for Centre Parcs, we had a great time – mainly in the pool, where there were waves, rapids, slides and flumes galore! I’ll tell you something, Granny and Grandad Skye slept VERY well! The weather was kind too so the kiddies got lots of cycling in although poor Patrick was under the weather so couldn’t make the most of it. Here he seems to be using Jedi mind control to work the pedals, rather than his weary legs!

Patrick

Even the twins’ legs gave out eventually, needing a ride home at the end of a long day…

twins

Thankfully our daughter-in-law, Sarah, was more reliable than me in the photographic department!

On our return to Skye, the bathroom – yes, the saga continues – is almost complete. In the photos it looks complete but we still await a diamond bit and a plumber to return from holiday, cut the marble and plumb in the basin. ‘Smoked Trout’ is the paint colour. Who comes up with these names?!!

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Watery matters

January 26, 2016

What with rain, rain and yet more rain – both the vertical and horizontal varieties – there not much of The View to see! So, I let Puff provide a little interest in today’s shot.

Puff

There’s really not much to report at the moment. We’re down to just our permanent residents in the garden, so outdoor chores are down to a minimum. Of course this reduction in numbers does mean that we have a couple of well-stocked freezers!
It’s the time of year when we head south to visit family but no WWOOFERs this time, just our trusty neighbour, Gerlinde, and for the first time, morning duties will be carried out by a young neighbour, Elliot, on his way to school.

So, before we head off, I thought I’d show you how the VERY slow progression of our bathroom transformation is going!

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I’ve got everything crossed here in the hope of the plumber returning within the next couple of days! After the joiner completed his work last week, we still need the shower, towel rail and sink fitting.

At the moment, we have a Wash-Stand minus the all important wash part!

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