July 1, 2012

The Chanterelle is here!

Filed under: Drainage, Food, General — tattiehouse @ 20:52

So, my turn on the blog tonight (while watching the football).

We’ve been back for a week now and progress has been slow as we’ve waited for a few things to arrive. Most of the bits are here now although the breeze blocks will be here during next week.

The drainage is making progress now and I’ve got all manhole’s down. One last stretch (to the kitchen window for a bottle gully) and the foul water for the septic tank will be complete as far as the house.

Looks good when it’s got the pea gravel round it.

Due to the rain we’ve had the past few day’s I’ve also got the insulation upstairs ready for install.

Due to it’s size, I had to cut a hole (like a letterbox) to get it up there……

Yep, that’s downstairs you can see through the gap. The system works well and the insulation will be going here…..

The next time I show you this space it will contain the insulation. Tidy!

A bit of leisure time earlier (after I did some work on the drainage), in the policy woods around the village having a look around at the nature and all that. On out travel’s, we had a motive to find some Chanterelle’s http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chanterelle

The picture tells the story – a sucessful mission! There’s a lot of free food to be had in the summer in the highlands if you look in the right places!

We’ve got the same tomorrow night too!

In the van now and the midges are bad outside….

I failed to put the macro on on the camera but the black dots are midges!

Will leave you with a picture of Mallaig from the kitchen window (once I cut the Hawthorn back)….

You wouldn’t think it was 17 miles away!



  1. I wouldn’t mind seeing that Mallaig picture at night showing the street lights if you can manage that. Some would call it light pollution but on a number of times I’ve sailed these waters, I’ve found the lights of Mallaig a reassuring and welcoming sight.

    Comment by Neil King — July 1, 2012 @ 22:44

    • Hi Neil,

      Difficult this time of year as it’s so light! 11PM now and I doubt there’s many lights on at all over there! Winter is a better time but will see what i can sort…..


      Comment by tattiehouse — July 1, 2012 @ 22:54

  2. Hi Ian, I am enjoying following your progress. That is a stunning view. You would pay a few quid for that pan of Chanterelles. How is the boat coming along?

    Comment by Colin McDonnell — July 2, 2012 @ 11:31

    • Hi Colin,

      The view is pretty good all round really but the view to Mallaig is good in the right light. We’ve got Knoydart to the left of Mallaig as well. Will do a picture with less clouds for the full spectacle!

      The boat will be up in July but not sure when. The engine has been done (pretty much). Just waiting for the all clear to get the thing delivered.

      Hope life on the mainland (and Indigo) is treating you well….


      Comment by tattiehouse — July 2, 2012 @ 12:07


    Comment by GILL AND MALCOLM KNI/GHT — July 2, 2012 @ 20:51

    • Hi Gill and Malcolm, very glad to hear you’re following our progress! You should have a trip up this way in the camper when the house is done, cheers Ian and Kate x

      Comment by tattiehouse — July 2, 2012 @ 21:11

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