Friday, December 7, 2018

Garden - the "Fire Place"

Swedish log in the back garden Fire pit



This conservatory leads to:-


The covered "Fire Place" in the garden
comprising:-



 reclaimed pitch pine columns and
 



 old Douglas Fir posts 
(x Rosyth Dockyard, with beautiful patina)
 and



outdoor lights


2 rattan chairs and



bistro table and 4  chairs and




 small fire pit 
(small swedish fire log and some wood provided)
and



kettle BBQ




  view of back lawn and conservatory


                              All wood preserved with a mix of linseed oil and turpentine stockholm tar,

                                                                      (smells amazing)



 The pitch pine is now used for pulpwood, crating, and fuel,
 but it played a big role during the days of wooden ships and railroads. 
Its wood is rough grained and not very strong, but it contains a lot of resin. 
This makes the wood resistant to decay. 
The wood was often used for ship building, fences, and railroad ties.





 path leading to woodland






Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Heating

 Cosy... Finally. 

The new central heating in the cottage is based on 
Calthermic Montblanc Plus high efficiency electric heaters 
which are controlled by an app.
 We can now control the temperature of each room individually hour by hour. 
It's taken a while but now it can definitely be said that the cottage is old, characterful and cosy. 






                                                         Average comfort setting at 21.5
                                       Please advise if you need any particular timings or boosts
(the average setting is for extra comfort  breakfast, lunch and all evening.)
The log stoves are still in use for extra ambience!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Edinburgh - Architecture Morningside. Wild West.



Near Cuddy Lane, Morningside.
Just down from the Gurkha restaurant
Down from and opposite Waitrose.
Up and across from the Canny Mans pub





Edinburgh galleries ( Queens and National)

this one in the Scottish National Gallery, Princes street




e.g. Leonardo da Vinci exhibition 
"The mechanics of man"




..........

Towards "Modern two" gallery

E. G. Exhibition of Scottish colourists jan.2013

2.1.2012 includes S.J. Peploe travelling exhibition


www.nationalgalleries.org

The  facilities



Pink roses Chinese vase


Iona


Pitlochry - Moulin Arms and Fish Ladder. House of Bruar

60 miles from the holiday cottage



 Fish ladder and dam

 Dam



Food - Takeaway and shop at Dalgety Bay. Pub


Newly refurbished 8.1.16
Well stocked. Pleasant staff.

2 miles from holiday cottage

standard fish and chips

Interesting decor, see details on our blogpost



12.2.2014
 Spice of India, 2 miles away. £18, enough for 4. 
Lamb methi and roghan josh, breads, great as always.



(award winning.)




Work behind the scenes. Meet the owners

 Building a conservatory
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