Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Half day work ethic for scaffold company

After a week of inactivity, things are moving on the demolition front again, reference the 200 hundred year old cottage next door to Soggibottom cottage.
We are now into week 4.
The time limit seems to have been extended to another three weeks. Three weeks + three weeks = 6 weeks. That seems rather along way off from the original time scale.A bit like the weight limit on the little bridge we use to get to this side of the river. It was seven and a half tons one day and then suddenly it had a forty ton weight limit.. amazing !

We were woken up at one a.m. last Friday night by sounds of late night vehicles coming over the bridge. Notice, I wasn't the only nosey one that night.

The Ash tree that held our bird nesting boxes beside Soggibottom Cottage is also going to get the chop.
It's to make way for a new water culvert that will be built to help with the extra flow of water that will be heading our way when the new road around our village is finished.  Help with our flooding problem?
Maybe, but after last year who on earth could predict the amount of water that saturated the ground. No matter what the flow charts from the road builders say, we are still keeping our flood gate ready.
They never predicted all the water flow last year. 

The outcome of the tree being felled last Friday night. They shone torches around for ten minutes and then all cluttered off over the bridge again. Seems the tree has a short reprieve... but it's now bird nesting time. One of the bird nesting boxes remains.... they forgot to take that one down two weeks ago. Now they have to get an environmentalist to check the nesting box... !
Er ?
That you left there........
Honestly you couldn't make this stuff up.

We left them to it this morning and escaped.
This is one of our favourite places, Charmouth Beach in Dorset. Unfortunately because of all the rain last year and the land and cliff slides that are still taking place we haven't been here for ages.

There are loads of signs around telling of all the dangers of walking along this particular stretch of beach.

This is the view looking towards Lyme Regis. We kept to the open spaces, besides the tide was coming in.

Charmouth is a great beach to go fossil hunting but there are other safer places around.

This all looks a huge mess, even more of a mess than we left it this morning. We arrived home at half three this afternoon.. not a soul in sight next door, we came to the conclusion that it must have been A National half day for certain workers.
Now, what was said yesterday, "an early start and late finish to get everything up, so everything can come down...safely. The roof will come off by hand on Friday... ".

Someone is away with the fairies.
I found this cute little Robin Rive Golly at a bear fair on Sunday.
Along with some beautiful white fluffy mohair that is crying out to be dyed, and then made into a bear.

The bears that live upstairs in the cottage might have to find a new home, Freya keeps looking at them longingly.

She never touches them, but can at times be caught with her nose up to theirs.

Freya is over at the cat flap cavalier, nosing around donkey's. Much better than nose to nose with a teddy bear.
As things are moving on the demolition front again, promise to keep everyone updated. X X X


Tweedles -- that's me said...

What a huge mess that you all have to look at! I know it must seem like years that all of this has been gong on!
The close up of Freya'a nose is precious. Yes- she likes to check out the bears.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Those workers! What a performance! I hope all is sorted out happily. Any protected bats in that tree?

It's a very beautiful part of the country you live in. We visited Lyme Regis when were were on holiday down there.

WoolenSails said...

It is a shame that they are taking away the nesting tree. We have a nest under our porch and the neighbors cat found a way to get at the babies, so we took the nest down and now there is another. I am thinking I could rig up a chicken wire frame around her area and keep the kitties away.

I saw a mohair bear in a thrift store and my first thought was you.


Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

I bet you can't wait for them to be done with the demolition! You might know it would drag on and on....I hope all is well with you! Now off to check out Freya's blog.

Bear Hugs~Karen

Unknown said...

Why are we not surprised? LOL! It must have been National Half Day for cottage demolishers. Hope they get a wiggle on. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Old Kitty said...

Oh noes! That poor tree!!! Is it saved!?! I hope so!!

Take care

How Sam Sees It said...

Monty would be claiming the bears as his...


Pattilou said...

I've loved reading your blog about your adventures! Half day for cottage demolisher's--sounds like road workers in the US. :) Love your bears.

Katie Isabella said...

I am so happy to meet you and thank you very much for visiting my blog. I will have to learn who all of you are. That will be a discovery of pleasure I know.

Demolition of a 200 year old cottage...not knowing anything about it mommy's and my first thoughts were why destroy a cottage so old. But perhaps it was in bad disrepair?

And the tree coming down during nesting season...my mommy once had to have a tree down because of safety reasons and it broke her heart that there MAY have been hummingbird nests in it. It was a huge tree and she didn't really know but the hummingbirds were coming to and fro hence her fear they may have nested there. Heartbreakingly, the tree still had to be felled.