Saturday, January 31, 2015

Work behind the scenes. Meet the owners

28.1.2015
Polishing the silver and brasses for guests

26.1.2015
Polishing 3 silver plated food domes for the cottage kitchens







3.5.2014
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

Lopping





Hedgecutting


Pruning


Limbing

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

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