the weather has finally turned - it is so cold, grey and windy here today that my mind is turning towards more Autumnal clothing.
sadly a large amount of my clothes are still packed away goodness knows where in our friends barn - trying to find anything in there has proved to be more than hopeless...
new thermals are needed
i have looked online and to be honest the results are pretty grim - i am not too fussy how the long johns (or long janes) look, but i would like a pretty top.
i am sure i once saw a stand at the CL fair with a company selling really good quality vests in the most lovely chalky colours - does anyone know who they are....?
i am also starting the massive thick sock purchasing for the year - Stephen seems to wear holes in his socks so quickly and life has become a little too busy to start darning!
socks, thermal undies, sweaters and of course some new yarn :)
i have no idea where my scarf collection is so a new one must be created - i am thinking a really chunky, soft grey scarf knitted on really big needles...... lovely x
looking out of the trailer window now, it is hard to believe that only yesterday you would have seen me moaning that it was too hot and stuffy in the trailer and too sunny outside!!!!
the weather here changes rapidly and i am sure we are in for one hell of a Winter....
surely after having such a brilliant Summer compared to the rest of the country, our luck will have to change.
it looks as if we will be in Betsy for at least the whole of October with no doubt the famous Caithness winds howling around us....
even today i can feel the trailer moving in the wind - it is pretty scary :(
tomorrow we are off to collect old cattle feed containers which we will fill with water and use as ballast for Betsy.
the house build has been on the go-slow since last Thursday, i will explain more over at Sea House in the next few days, but needless to say it has caused some frustration!
it makes me really worry that we will have to survive a full Winter inside Betsy - it would be truly awful
i think the plan at the moment is to finish the roof within the next two weeks so that we are water tight apart from the glass front which will be covered in plastic until the roof tiles are on.
we will then be able to install the Rayburn and the wood burner in the main bedroom and move us all in to one room.... cosy!
we will continue to use Betsy as a rather chilly bathroom facility - i can just picture me running in the dead of night, from the house in my thermals, in order to pee :)
on the craft front i have made quite a number of things - due to not being needed as builders mate (due to lack of materials) i have sat and sketched, sewed and crocheted.....
i will pop some images on as soon as i can get outside to take a picture without the item being blown out to sea!
needless to say quite a few things are looking rather festive
yay - it will soon be Christmas x
hopefully we will be inside Sea House with some sort of order in place as my lovely Ma and Pa and little brother ( and hopefully Mr Afterburn xx) are coming to share our first Christmas here...
even if we eat lunch off a makeshift table i do not care - just as long as we can offer a warm, dry bed that is not inside blooming Betsy!!!
i would also like to send out a plea and an apology to my sister......
yet again i have forgotten to send you a birthday card and gift - i did remember i just never managed to actually post anything :(
i send massive apologies and will rectify the situation ASAP
we would also like to know why you are not coming here for Christmas???
you have no choice
you have to come
think of all the sweets and cakes that you know i will have, that you will miss!
love you sweet girl x
yep.... another year where i have been completely hopeless remembering special days
i put it all down to being a Vegetarian.......
the lack of oily fish has left me a complete scatterbrain
i typed up this post on Tuesday when indeed it was freezing....
woke up this morning to bright sunshine - the need for thermals is not quite so urgent........