30 Jan 2006

"Our House" (again) by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Its finished! We have been meaning to refurbish our hallway stairs and upper landing for many years. It was so depressing to come into our house because there were no windows into the hallway. Not one! The first phase to introduce light was a large mirror at the halfway stairs landing that allowed any light from the open doors to be reflected into the hall. The next stage was to install a new front door with a window in it. This gave a little more light but it was still very dark in the hallway day or night. Then I saw my neighbour had installed a velux roof window in his dining area and saw that I could use this idea in my hall to bring in lots of light. We also fitted glass doors to all the downstairs rooms to bring light into the hallway. So now we have lots of light in the hall during the day and it makes it a much more friendly place to call in on. So come on in we are proud to welcome you to our home.

25 Jan 2006

Haggis, Mince, neeps & tatties

Our Burn's Supper

Do I have to eat this? Who was Burns anyway?

11 Jan 2006

“Our House” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

We have the builders in! Our hallway, stairway and top landing are getting a make over after 27 years. We are also putting in a skylight in the hallway that willl bring the light that we always wanted into this area. Why did we not think of putting in a skylight years ago?? At the moment we are in the midst of it all so it’s cold, damp and sometimes windy in the house because the front door is open all the time while the workers go about their tasks. AND there is dust everywhere. It will soon be finished and we will then enjoy the changes.

2 Jan 2006

"Proud" by M People

Well, that's another year gone!

Some things that I achieved in 2005:

a. I retired from work in February.
b. I passed my Public Service vehicle test in April
c. I passed my Long Goods Vehicle (Class C) test in June
d. My son, Bruce, graduated from University in July
e. I travelled to Moldova with humanitarian aid in December
f. I was accepted to sit on the Aberdeenshire Children’s Panel.
g. I went fresh water loch fishing in Ireland
h. Cycled the North West of Scotland

Main events for 2006:

a. My Daughter's Wedding in April
b. Loosing enough weight to allow me to get into my kilt for Claire's wedding
c. Refurbishing our house hallway, and kitchen and converting one bedroom into a study
d. Cycle and walk somewhere in Scotland with John and Harry
e. Play golf more