A little bit of luck

This is as close as we get to seeing the sun at the moment.


The weather has been very strange for the past week, as it has been above freezing and temperatures have even been as high as 9 degrees C, with some rain.

I was working up on the house roof over the weekend, designing and building a platform for the chimney sweeper to be able to inspect the flue we have put up.

chimney-platform-2 chimney-platform

I was incredibly lucky because on Monday all the snow came down from the roof and if I had still been working on the roof at the time, I would have gone with it!


The stove installation is now complete and we used the stove for the first time yesterday.

new-woodburnerI made cheese and pickle toasties for everyone, in the oven (tonight it will be pizza’s).


I have constructed a wooden box, which I have mounted on to a plastic sled, to use for fetching wood from the shed.


On Tuesday the missing poles for my Thermarest cot finally arrived.  I thought I would at least receive an apology for the inconvenience, but the only thing in the packet was the items and a business card.

thermarest-cot-cascade-designs  For the first time, I have tried using a sewing machine to make a leather bag and I was pleased with the end result (hand sewing is much more relaxing though)

reindeer-skin-bagFinally, I would just like to wish all my friends and readers….



5 thoughts on “A little bit of luck

  1. Have a great Christmas Kevin, hope you and your family have a wonderful new year. I look forward to reading more about your life away from Gazeley.

  2. Have a great Christmas… please keep up the posts as many of us love seeing what you and your lovely family are up to.
    I hope 2017 sees you with better health .

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