Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Friday, 23 March 2018


I fancied a break from filling the joints in the new dry lined walls in the utility and kitchen.  So I spent the afternoon making and dressing the new oak lintels for one of the doorways in the original cottage.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Boghall Burn

Heavy rain has caused our Burn to rise to it's highest level of the Winter.  Tumbling through the roots of theses ancient willows beyond the orchard.  I spotted a Dipper down there this morning, the first for 18 months....

Spring Has Arrived.....

Spring has arrived early here in Northumberland.......

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Monday, 26 February 2018

Clean Burning

After months of problems, the pellet boiler is burning properly at last, last night the flue cowl glowing white in the darkness.

Sunday, 25 February 2018


I was fitting plasterboard to the walls in the new utility room today.  While explaining to Hilary about the two way switches for the lights I turned round to point out the switch by the door,  there it was, gone.  Oops! I had to quickly lift the board and cut out a hole to reveal the switch box..... 