Blawin’ a hoolie

As we drove down the lane towards El Shacko we could hear the wind howling round the jeep. It was dark when we arrived this evening and there isn’t enough daylight to charge the solar lights for long. It’s dark by 5pm so by 8:30 some are faintly flickering, most are in darkness. Thank goodness for instantly accessible mobile phone torches.

As soon as we got inside Mac quickly cleans out the burner and lights a fresh fire using a quick light log and a slower burning one made of compressed wood chip. In minutes it’s burning and beginning to lift the chill of a week without company.

I light the candles and put the throws on the sofa… leather is cold on the skin in winter in Scotland.

Last week when we arrived we had no water and no one was around to ask why it was off. We heard the next day there had been a problem higher up towards the spring and someone was fixing it. Thankfully tonight the water is back on.

We have been planning to extend into the garden. I don’t care for grass and we would like more space for storage and visitors. A sketch is on our fridge in the other house.

The priority is to get the shower room partitioned off and the new gas shower fitted. We have a pump shower at the moment that works beautifully. You attach it to the leisure battery, submerge the pump in a bucket of hot water and hey presto, a proper hot shower with good pressure. But it’s a bit of a faff. The gas shower can attach to the wall and should give instant hot water.

Last week we brought in a double bed and were delighted when it fit perfectly into the second bedroom. I must admit I didn’t think it would. Once the shower room is built and the gas shower fitted we will have a proper second bedroom.

For now the room is warming up and although it’s blawin’ a hoolie outside the candles are barely moving in our cosy shack. I love this place.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

Joshi Daniel Photography

Images of People Photoblog

Wanderlust Travel & Photos

Seeing the World One Trip at a Time

Our Off Grid Journey

Here we go, off into the woods, to live a simpler life.

offgridcabin

an experiment in off-grid living

Going off-grid

Dipping our toes in the off-grid water in Scotland

Ash the Dog

From cancer diagnosis to the rainbow bridge

Discover

A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: