Teres’ dad is making progress with work on our house.   The bedroom upstairs is now completed




and the play room will be finished next week



Next week I am having a CT scan of my back but because my doctor is going away on holiday, I will not get the results until later this month.

Winter wonderland

I am currently awaiting a scan on my back to establish exactly what the problem is, and whether I will require another operation.  As a result, progress on house repairs is very slow.

We had almost a half metre snow fall during last weekend and now the snow is even deeper than last year!

Here are Teres and Kelly clearing away snow to reach the bird feeder.


The sun is getting higher in the sky now and there is some really beautiful scenes around the house (I can’t walk so far at the moment)



This is the track that leads to our house.  the snow is cleared from the track and shows the depth of snow on either side

road to house


Gradual progress

I’m still not able to do a great deal at the moment because of my back problem, but progress is being made with work on the house.

The bedroom upstairs is now completed

loft conversion-22

Teres’ dad is building a utility room.  This is how it looked before he started.

utility room-4 utility room-3

and this is how it looks now

utility room-2 utility room-1

It just needs to be decorated now.

Emma and Kelly have built a Tengmaml’s Owl/Boreal Owl nest bow using pieces of plywood left over from the utility room build, which Ingvar has mounted on a tree.

tengmalms owl nestbox-2 tengmalms owl nestbox

this is a Tengmalm’s Owl

tengmalms owl-3 (Small)

After my mum past away a few weeks ago, my dad has decided to sell his house and move to Sweden to live with us (he’s 83 years old).

This will be his room and as you can see we have much work to do here also!!





Slow progress

I am still having back problems and so I have to take it easy.  Fortunately Teres’ dad is working here to get some work on the house completed.

Last summer I bought a fly tying kit at a local garage sale and have spent some time experimenting tying flies.
The kit included tools and threads


A variety of feathers and fur


The hook is held in a clamp while the fly is being constructed


It will be interesting to see if any of my designs work this summer.