Thursday, 5 August 2010

Making it happen...

Its time I took control of the reins again and stop this run away horse from getting out of control...
well that's my current view on life today anyway! lol

I have sorted out my new vehicle... all I need to do is go to St Austell and pick it up... so I will get a trip to Cornwall after all! ;D

Over the past week I have have become very disillusioned with complicated modern cars... they are generally expensive to repair and confusing to understand their workings and loose their worth so quickly... I only passed my driving test back in 2003 (late bloomer!) and I have had a real selection of vehicles over the past 7 years... generally someones hand me down or reject and never had to choose one for myself... I am 5ft 10 and over weight and climbing into small cars is a nightmare... so I opted for another 4x4 . . however it needed to be easy to repair and cheap to run...

so I opted for.......

A Landrover Defender 90.... it needs some work the passenger door is a little rusty and will need replacing but I already have a new door lined up and Mr P is more than happy to work on a simple creature like this one... he has secretly wanted one of these forever so I am currently winding him up telling him that I am going to make CK seat covers and girly it up! lol

So transportation is almost sorted... yay!

Next is Jamie and the school run....
right!
we are currently looking into the possibility of Jamie catching the normal bus service that runs through here to Shepton Mallet, dropping off at Ansford on the way...


Unfortunately the man at the bus company that deals with this stuff is away on Maternity leave.. assuming that it is in fact his wife or partner that has had a baby he'll be back next week... I will ring back next week for a quote on the price to school and back...

however Jamie is not to impressed with catching a bus at 7:30am and getting to school at 8:10am, hopefully she'll be able to find somewhere safe and dry to wait for 50 minutes till school opens... but as I told her the other choice is transferring schools, which she doesn't want to do...

next chickens!

I only went and bought a coop!
now I bet you are wondering did she go wooden or Eglu?

well I came to the conclusion that being a stubborn type and not always doing the obvious or normal thing and having trained as a designer and loving all things colourful...

yep...

I went for....


a second hand Eglu Cube.... in for a penny (lots of pennies! :x) in for a pound!

we are off to Wales on Saturday to pick it up...
I am so very excited!

Now the dilemma is...

hens or Bantams?

Today we are off into town on the bus again (which the kids love!) Jamie will be in training for using the bus without an adult so I will give her some money and she will have to buy her own ticket... then we are off to the Library... Jamie picked up 3 books last Thursday and has read them all in a matter of days! she loves reading.. and Daniel's books were read at bedtime we also borrowed 3 DVD they really enjoyed Ink heart with Brendan Frasier...

So we may grab some dinner in town and get picked up at 6pm by Mr P once he finishes work...

its a grey dreary day here today... it chucked it down with rain yesterday but its been dry here for weeks and the ground really needs the water...

hope your all well and thank you for popping by
big hugs and take care
Alex
x

10 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh, I love your Eglu! I would love to keep chickens but do worry about how secure our garden is (ie not very!) but an enclosed run like that would definitely be more practical. Hope your bus enquiries work out ok too. My W is lucky enough to walk to school but he has gone off on the bus today to an activity - it does feel a bit strange when they get so independent! Hope your little birdies arrive soon, I mailed them yesterday.
Hugs
R xx

Menopausal musing said...

Love your new vehicle! Can't wait to hear that you have chickens installed... :O)))))

Cally's Cottage said...

I love the Eglu too- but is that a pair of green boobs stuck on the side of it?? Hee Hee....Hope the transport issue is resolved happily.
Warm Wishes,
Cally x

lisa ridgeon said...

You are a busy bee as always. Loving the car and the eglu. Such a pain about the transport but if you keep making a nusance of yourself you may hopefully get Jamie on the school bus at some point. Fingers crossed.

X X

Jenn said...

Love the new wheels!!!! And you might just have to Cath it up to keep him from taking it on you ;)
Also love the green eglu...have fun choosing! And hopefully the transport of Jamie issue will get resolved soon too.

Itch2stitch.com said...

Your 4x4 looks good! I love the eglu, it looks so great with the run attached too. I think you will really enjoy all this chicken stuff!
Thank you for your kindness on my blog, it has helped a lot. You are right, It would be awful bit by bit for Archie tohave to stop doing all the things he loved. He was such a lively happy soul, except for these episodes. Thank you for you good wishes too for my other doglets! Susie xxxxx

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

One good thing about driving round in an old car - you very soon pick up some mechanical knowledge! I am about to replace my 17 year old Nissan, but I can't find anything to compare! SueXXX

Itch2stitch.com said...

Just popped back because I forgot to tell you that the bit about your Dobermann really touched my heart, and I understand completely, I have been sleeping with Archie's collar in the bed next to me, and I talk to him all the time. George thinks I am nuts! Also, the part about the cabbage fart really did make me laugh! So thank you Alex. Susie xxx

MyBeadyEye... said...

LOVE your new set of wheels! andrea:-)

mother of purl said...

Oh my goodness- so jealous of the Eglu!!!!!!!!! How did the chook collecting go- I can't wait to 'meet' them! x