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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

What a Difference a Day Makes

I know most of you will have seen this view before but I thought that, after yesterday's dreich photo, I would show the view from my kitchen window in a more favourable light as it was this morning.  It really is a beautiful place.


This afternoon David and I went to see how Gaz was spending his few days of leave.  He was playing with his big boy's toy and digging a trench from the house to the road for the mains services.  I really would like one of those to dig the trenches for the proposed polytunnel I'm hoping to put in this summer.



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  1. The wide open vista is peaceful. No neighbors to annoy you.

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    1. I do have a couple of neighbours but they are not visible from inside my house Red.

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  2. Your view is as lovely as ever, it must be good to be home and look out at that again. I know how you love gadgets but really, Graham, that digger is a bit of overkill.

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    1. Pauline the digger is Gaz's latest toy. He has a huge amount of work to do around the house and croft and decided it was easier to buy a digger than get other people to bring one and do jobs as they were needed.

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  3. Now that view really is something special and one I would think you would never tire of. Perfect view from the kitchen window for sure. Certainly so much nicer than the view from my kitchen window!

    Could you borrow the digger?

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    1. Serenata you haven't even seen half of my view. On a morning when the sun is rising behind the hills of the mainland of Scotland and the view is spectacular. I would have to get Gaz to operate the digger for me but his house is 14 miles away so the lorry to get the digger from him to me would be the expensive bit.

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    2. Well I will most certainly look forward to seeing a lot more of your view!

      Too bad about the digger...

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    3. Another of your incarnations Serenata?

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    4. Ha ha, it seems so! Not sure how that happened!

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  4. Digging for a polytunnel? Think Mr Millar will race you to the digger!!!

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    1. Sue I'm sure that Mr Millar would love to have a go on the digger. He had a go on Iain's quad bike last evening. When we did the work at the pottery years ago with a mini-digger Gaz at the age of about 14 or 15 did all the digger work. He's completely ambidextrous and can fly ROVs so a digger is a doddle.

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  5. I would like a play with that machine. Somewhere I have a certificate to drive one. I'm certified. Certainly certifiable.

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    1. Adrian I know my limitations and driving a digger is beyond them.

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  6. The fish are HUGE....I can see how healthy they look from the photo.
    You should make use of the digger while Gaz has it...or maybe he can come over and dig your trench before he returns it....if not I'm willing to take turns with Adrian in playing with it.

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    1. Virginia they are huge and healthy. It's Gaz's digger. He wanted a big toy to play with and he has one. As for coming over and doing my trenches I'm sure he would if he was here for any length of time and we could get a transporter to bring it here without breaking the bank.

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    1. I shall obviously have to consult you Frances when I need to know what's going to happen in my life.

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  8. Good to see your view again. And that is an impressive piece of machinery. Just imagine the time it would take to do that job digging by hand...

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    1. PS. I just googled "polytunnel" and it turned out to be nothing like what I thought it might be. (I've never heard the word before. It sounded to me like something to do with sewers underground. The images that came up when I did my search look a lot more fun!)

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    2. The jobs Gaz has around the house are just too large and too many to be done by hand Monica. The polytunnel I'm after is a Polycrub. It's on Facebook too.

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  9. The view from your kitchen window is one that you can not show too many times, in my opinion!
    Polytunnel? What polytunnel?

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    1. Meike I'm hoping to have a polytunnel to grow vegetables etc.

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  10. It's a beautiful view, and very peaceful. I can see why you love it. xoxox

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    1. Carol it is beautiful and peaceful (though perhaps not when the wind is at hurricane force!).

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  11. Ah, that view is more like it!!!

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    1. Chicken soup for the soul Jenny?

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  12. Good to see you are back safe in your northern hemisphere abode. I guess you get powerful winds up there. Won't the polytunnel turn into an enormous kite?

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    1. Thanks YP. We do get powerful winds. Hurricane force at times. Back in 2005 I lost my conservatory to a hurricane. Whether a polytunnel would survive is a moot point. However there are a great many on the island now and most survived the last onslaught. The one I am thinking about was designed in Shetland where they have possibly stronger winds than even we have.

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