Saturday, January 31, 2015

Work behind the scenes. Meet the owners

Polishing the silver and brasses for guests

Polishing 3 silver plated food domes for the cottage kitchens

Preserving the brush after painting!

22.1.2014 Yvonne "Market research!"
9a Holyrood place

Collecting wood for the stoves

The workshop
Making the secondary double glazing for the cottages

Machines for woodland driveway maintenance





Changeover day laundry

From that to this.

Chris the handyman

Friday, January 16, 2015

Edinburgh and Fife - Autumn and Winter events

winter in the holiday cottage garden

summer in the Forth estuary

Charles Rennie Mackintosh House for an art lover -Spring garden

Reasons to book a holiday cottage in Autumn:

Plenty places open to visit until October.

bedandbreakfastworldblog September 10, 2010 at 8:00 am
Although Edinburgh receives most of its visitors either during August for the month of festivals or in December for the famous Hogmanay festivities, locals will tell you that the best time to visit their city is in September or October, when the autumn days are bright and crisp, and the darkening evenings lend a mysterious atmosphere to the medieval turrets and rugged scenery.
Edinburgh holds a rather precarious position atop a landscape of rocky hills and cliffs, but the views from the top make it well worth the climb. While navigating the twisting alleys and narrow stone steps of the medieval city, any corner you turn may bring you unexpectedly to a vista of green hills, blue seas or rusty rock face.
Despite overflowing with history and culture, Edinburgh is a modern, dynamic capital. Among the beautiful old buildings you can find haute couture, gourmet cuisine and world-class entertainment. The 4 universities contribute a total of over 100,000 students to the city’s population and there is an almost-tangible air of vibrancy and creativity at any time of year.
Whether gazing out from the battlements of Edinburgh Castle, walking in the shadows of the Royal Mile’s towering spires or scurrying through the vaults on an underground ghost tour, the atmosphere of the city is always uniquely Edinburgh.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Beveridge Park Kirkcaldy

Swan pedaloes

rowing boats

Skate park,crazy golf, swings and roundabout

Monday, January 12, 2015

Conservatory build for No. 1

Recycled floorboards from a Jute mill in Dundee

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 Pipes connected, logs burning...smoke

Stove and hearth preparation

Recycled barn door handles

Some recycled doors being used

and guttering

1st side window

More recycled pine beams
for side and doorway

Interlocking plastic roofing

Lead detail


Larch Rafters


ordered up


Forth valley concrete -  mix in vehicle as required

Mike Taylor Building Services

Ready for base



Found in woodpile
of ash, elm and oak:-

Pine blocks for conservatory