Friday, 9 August 2013

Village Fete's go on and on, no matter what..

I would love to say,  this is a super imposed church against machinery in the back ground, but this isn't any doctored photo.

We love the view from our bedroom window.  One of the cottage bedroom window's faces West. It's always been a sight to behold when the sun goes down.

Deer used to graze and foxes played. This view is never going to be the same again

This is something we are going to have to get used to. At least the road will be behind the embankment they are building.
It's not going to worry us or bother us.

It will however push traffic further along the road to another bottle neck. What a waste of money, time and hey just wished people would really do their homework first.. So many people crossing our little DAMAGED MEDIEVAL BRIDGE that have never been down here before...............

Many thanks to Mark and Becca last weekend for saving our sanity. Of long weeks of noise and invasion.  Of having to watch men in yellow coats coming over our side of the bridge.

We love seeing visitors at Soggibottom, but things have been changed this year.
Tonight we had to tell our son in law, our grandson Jake shouldn't be here for a day let a lone a week or two. Too much dust, it wouldn't be good for him.

Too much dust and disruption. We love having Jake here, it's another thing that by building a water relief channel  here, it has changed our lives. Good idea up to a point. ONCE you have been flooded, you never trust anyone no matter who they are. If they say you will never be flooded again, great, but you never trust them. You make your own precautions against flooding. So all this STUFF you see here, to us being flooded as many times as we were last year. Hum.. well .. no.. we make our own precautions. But it does look good on paper, on official documents.. hey, this part of this village will never be flooded again... Good thought...

When every sunny day brings coughs and splutter's from construction work (that is only from me) !

We protect our little bit of history. When we can.

Here is to the guys who say.. YOU CAN'T DO THAT..................
But they do !
We try hard to stop them, they do what they will and we can't stop them... sorry for not visiting and so sorry for not replying to emails.. We are here and unable to get out and escape at times.

Making sure that Soggibottom cottage and our little bridge is safe is always the first thought in every waking moment over the last few months.  .......... ONE OF US. hasn't been able to visit our local park.... It's okay, except it shouldn't be that way.


The stonemason's had gone home, part of this embankment collapsed....
As Soggibottom is only feet away it was more than worrying tonight.
For over eight years we have lived within inches of a derelict cottage.  The county council brought for this very scheme in mind. It's such a shame because with more thought the two hundred year old cottage could still be there.
The next time we have a letter from our local council telling us that we are not in the noise zone of the new road, boy is someone going to get a good ol Soggibottom telling off.........
So here is to the new road in one part of South Devon in England.
Here is to all the bureaucratic people (phew, I was going to say something else there, thanks Mark and Becca :-) ). Good to see you both.

How did I sleep through a stone delivery ?

She is there, just click :-)  Catflap cavalier 

She still hasn't got the hang of it... but shh, don't tell everyone :-) .... X X X 


WoolenSails said...

It seems like the work is never ending and I do hope that at least they can redirect the water better, so you don't have to go through that again.


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Were thankful for Mark and Becca to come visit you too- to bring you a touch of happiness.
So much has changed in your world. You fought hard to take care of it all. Now to hear that wall is caving in- well its just too much!
We are keeping our paws crossed that all works out,,and that soon Jake will be able to visit you soon!
I know your trying to stay positive-
sometimes its just so hard.

Dolores said...

All I can think of to say is that one'll all be over.

Caroline B said...

Not much comfort I can give except to say at least they are working on it which means each day brings the end closer. I really feel for you this summer, I know this has affected every aspect of your lives. Let's hope it will soon be a faint memory!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Oh I hope it will all be worth the upset and you will be safe from flooding.

Love and hugs to you xxxx

Unknown said...

We too hope it is finished soon and you will be safe from flooding and all the disruption would have been worth it. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww lovely Freya!! Protector and Guardian of Soggibottom!! You tell em - is what we say!

Oh dear - what a convoluted mess of dust and dirt and noise all in the name of progress! :-( Oh dear.

Sometimes a little consideration and looking after the little details are good too...

Hope the weekend brings some respite for all of you! Sending you only good and happy thoughts! Take care