Busy little bees

So much to do, so little time. I cancelled my day out at the Science Festival. Better luck next year, perhaps.

Mr L spent half of yesterday wriggling about underneath Brunhilde. He diagnosed that a new fan-belt was needed. One is on its way to us. Other than that, all is good to go – the new battery is in, all the broken locker locks are replaced, the new water pump is in, the waste outlet is also fitted, and all the leaks are plugged.  The new cheapo radio with USB is fitted and so is a brand new and very nastily cheap Chinese SatNav. Hey, they work, let’s not get picky. Well, for some/certain values of “work” 🙂

The Auracaria crossword books have arrived and are now in the van. I’m seeking an offline dictionary app for my phone now. The Collins with Thesaurus combo is a bit rich for my pocket, sad to say. Oh, and I am also fancying a nice set of Go, if I can find such at an affordable price.

Also arrived: the new 90 day automatic cat feeder. A slight sledgehammer to nut combo here, but Treacle has no limiter, so we can’t just put a load down – he’d eat it all on Day 1 and spend the next couple of days puking it up around the house. The current feeder only does 4 meals. Our visiting feeder is doon Sooth and therefore unavailable to us.

Our Tourist Map of Orkney and Shetland also landed today.

I am still waiting for my Bialetti espresso pot.

So, what do we plan to do when we go away? Geocaching!!! It has been a while – we have done a grand total of one cache (2 visits) since we moved up. When we first came to Orkney in 2006, there simply were none here. We thought of planting some but had previously been so disaffected by the geocaching.com people that we kind of lost heart. If we do plant any new caches, we shall be listing them at opencaching.com. Anyroadup – I have a new app on my phone and I have loaded it for offline use with all the caches on Mainland Orkney, and on Sanday. There are now plenty to keep us busy. I’ve also got offline mapping and GPS navigation via Skobbler. I need to buy cache tat when we arrive on Mainland Orkney, then we are good to go.

I’ve still not managed to do any knitting or spinning.

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Bare Naked

Bare Naked

We are home again, after a month-long trip away. A trip during which I completely failed to get my laptop out. It was good to come home. We were driving along, close to Le Dorat at the time, when I felt that “aren’t we fortunate to live in such a lovely part of France” feeling washing over me. I had a sudden urge to invite all my friends to come and stay and to shareContinue readingBare Naked

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

I am lagging on the Month in the Country prompts, and lagging badly at that. I have a list of prompts t be caught up on and I shall be working my way through them here, or at Scattered Thoughts depending on where the post most naturally sits. I have elected to tackle the prompts not in date order necessarily but to seize upon prompts that offer me space in which to write down the things that I am feeling the need to say. Even if I need to crowbar it in. The thing is, I am going to continue to be short of time and space in which to write and so a two-for-one is useful and I hope to do as many of those as I can. Seems like a plan? … Continue readingA Month in France: Nothing is Lost

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 21, 2020 at 11:21AM

We just met our first Spanish self service fuel, there has always been an attendant whenever we have fueled up on previous visits. The machine took the card, asked which pump (!?), what fuel, and how much. It chucked the ticket out, said something in Spanish, and then failed to provide any diesel. We are… Continue reading October 21, 2020 at 11:21AM

October 21, 2020 at 10:55AM

Time to go. Pastures new tonight, another revisit tomorrow. #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020

Be First to Comment

I enjoy reading your comments, please pass the time of day

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.