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Posted: Friday 1 January, 2010

by Rosemary at 9:03pm in Anything goes 2 comments Add your own

Happy New Year!

Before the festive season, May 1st seemed forever away; now that it's past, our entry date seems to so far away at all. I have a list of phonecalls to make on Tuesday (Scotland will still be closed on Monday) but I have been distracted by things like bathroom suites and tiles, so I'm getting a bit ahead of myself.

We've made contact with a likely architect and hope to meet up with him in the next week or two, preferably at the new place so we can start more serious planning. I've been through the Home Report and started to draft a specification for the builder and my bedtime reading is "The Housebuilder's Bible". I'm reading selectively rather than cover to cover, but it's quite useful, especially for a non-techy like me.

Dan's also just ordered me two books on Victorian houses. We'd like to enhance the period features of the house, if we can, and keep the work in keeping with its age.

I also confess to spending a happy hour on Google Earth looking at Carnoustie beach and the surrounding area. It looks like there are lovely beaches and lots of tracks on Barry Buddon, which is accessible to the public when the Army isn't using it.

"Paddock Paradise" is also out of the bookshelf as I plan Smokey's PP in the 5 acre field.

Dan, meanwhile, is an oasis of calm - just as well one of us is.



Tuesday 5 January, 2010 at 11:34am

LIke the sound of your new place..Hope you have a very happy 2010 settling in there.

I remember years ago travelling up to Aberdeen with the SNO for the monthly concert there, seeing curlews on the fields near the road between Dundee and Aberdeen. Maybe you'll see more when you're further north. I think they're also known as peewits (?) in Scotland??

It's trying to snow on the coast of South Dorset today. Very cold for these parts.

A Guid New Year!



Tuesday 5 January, 2010 at 8:15pm

Thanks for your good wishes!

Peewit is the Scottish name for a lapwing. Lovely birds and we do see the odd one around here.

Our new house has a barn owl box in the Dutch barn, but no occupants as yet.

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