Saturday, March 7, 2015

Arbroath restaurant and video

Old Boatyard restaurant
1hour 20 minutes from the holiday cottage,
either over the Tay bridge or via Perth.
6.3.2015
Motown theme evening with the Gillettes
"Superstition"
Another wonderful themed evening



 Jambalaya


16.9.2014





August 2014


9.5.2014 - Lovely Spanish themed dining evening with:-
Rainbow over Arbroath Harbour




Statue of Declaration of Independence






The harbour


 The fish  shop (pink)




 18.12.2013
Arbroath smokie tart for 1 starter, 
Arbroath smokie  chowder another,
Arbroath smokie pate for another,
tuna cerviche and a 
 slow braised belly pork, etc.

Sea Bass for 1 mains, 
traditional haddock and chips for the others
(we loved the scalloped potato).

Sticky toffee pudding and home made salted caramel ice cream.

Everything as always was delicious.


November 2013 - Another highly enjoyable meal and evening.
This time the Italian theme evening.


video

Interior
Overlooking harbour 

March 2013 theme night.
Two of our party said it was better than the food and entertainment on  cruises.

As seen with Michael Portillo on Great Railway journeys  22.1. 2013

Excellent food, wine,  location, staff and management.



Fish shop at the harbour
That's the one in pink

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Conservatory details - at holiday cottage near Edinburgh

5.3.2015
Yes, this one is left handed



25.2.2015
Lots of recycled wood and items

Townhouse doors










Dundee jute mill floorboards



View from kitchen window

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Aberdour


Silver sands beach
Paddling, swimming, lifeguards

cafe, home made scones,


beach bar ice creams, buckets and spades.

wheels friendly

Castles, Palaces, Abbeys, Stately homes in Scotland


Scottish castles :-

Aberdour
Balgonie
Blackness 
Edinburgh 
Loch Leven 
Stirling
Lauriston

Palaces:-
Culross palace
Falkland
Linlithgow 
Dalmeny House
Hopetoun House
Dunfermline Abbey

Fife coastal path

Footbridge near Inverkeithing harbour,
a good place to link up with the Fife coastal path.
Several places within 1 mile to join the path from our holiday cottage.

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Part of the footpath (April 2013)

St. Davids Bay section

Edinburgh Wild West. Edinburgh Areas

wild-west-edinburgh-morningside/


Near Cuddy Lane, Morningside.
Just down from the Gurkha restaurant.
Also down from and opposite Waitrose.
Also up and across from the Canny Man's.





Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Conservatory build for No. 1



26.2.2014
Finished

See other blog post "Conservatory details"

14.2.2015

 Re painting outside walls at conservatory entrances

"Oh no"


Farrow and Ball "India yellow"

 

Floorboards cleaned and ready for sanding






11.2.2015




10.2.2015
Floor board delivery


7.2.2015
Start of recycled floorboards 


Insulation



6.2.2015
Wood staining (stockholm tar, boiled linseed oil, pure turpentine 1:4:4 )





5.2.2015



3.2.2015
Undercoat, ready for Farrow and Ball "String"


30.1.2015
Recycled floorboards from a Jute mill in Dundee



 (nails being removed)


23.1.2015
Lights








 Pipes connected, logs burning...smoke



Stove and hearth preparation




Recycled barn door handles

12.1.2015
Some recycled doors being used


and guttering


1st side window



More recycled pine beams
for side and doorway



Interlocking plastic roofing




Lead detail

22.12.2014

Larch Rafters











5.12.2014





3.12.2014
ordered up



Delivered


1.12.2014
Forth valley concrete -  mix in vehicle as required







28.11.2014
Go
Mike Taylor Building Services





Ready for base




Ready..







Steady..

Found in woodpile
of ash, elm and oak:-


Pine blocks for conservatory