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Waiting is hard!

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As I wrote to a good friend on here this morning…“Waiting is Hard” whatever it is you need to wait for, it’s never pleasant is it? Or perhaps it’s just me?

Anyway, waiting is hard at the moment as we prepare to leave our home and move to our new place. So, to make things a little more pleasant, and as it was a nice morning, off I went with Molly (OH was on the Golf Course) to a Country Park.

Lovely Autumnal Trees….

The Anglers’ Jetty. There is a lot of fishing in this lake, mainly from rowing boats….

This isn’t the one you usually see pictures of, it is just a mile or two down the road from there. It’s the usual Victorian Reservoir workings which supply the City with it’s drinking water.

One of the Reservoirs….

The Wetlands up here are in what looks like an overflow pond in case the reservoir water levels get too high. They are so beautiful at this time of year, and of course the water birds absolutely love them…

One of the good things about these country parks is that they are high up in low hills to the North of the city, so from there we can get some great views.

Here we are looking from the Reservoir toward the River Tay Estuary..

You can see some really pretty places from up here…including this one. Now, this place has a particular significance for me…..you can guess why! I believe it is currently ‘under offer’!

Just nestling in a field surrounded by hay bales….how pretty it looks from the back!

So, that gives you a little taste of things to come.

After leaving the park, I drove along a country road where there is a heritage sign to an ‘Earth House’ which I have never investigated, and today seemed like the perfect opportunity.

Imagine finding this in the middle of one of your crop fields! Some people think that Hadrian built the wall to keep the marauding Scots out of England and some think it was to mark a point beyond which the Romans didn’t think it was worth the trouble to go….but they did come here. There are Roman remains all over this area…not in great quantity or great visual impact….but the information on this board indicates that they were here and their influence did spread this far North. Fascinating!

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Isn't it beautiful up there, as you know I've been hampered this summer as regards my walks and have missed them so love to admire the places others are showing and if there is a bit of history thrown in as well its right up my alley..
I do like the look of the one significant to you Karen....

29 Sep, 2013

 

Wow - love those trees, and it is lovely to see the cottage from the back over the fields and far away, you will have a brilliant time there. I can see you sat on an evening, with glass in hand, watching foxes and other creatures playing in that field. I think a new pair of binoculars is called for; for your Christmas pressie. lol unless of course you have them already. lol.
That earth house is amazing, fancy that being under the field. How long is it since they dug it out? They are such fascinating places and the history of the places are amazing to read about. Wonder if they always get it right though! How on earth do they know! lol.
Now just be patient and do not wish your life away the move will come along quicker than you think. lol Then the hard work starts so get some rest and just sit and do some knitting or painting while you wait. :O)

29 Sep, 2013

 

Its the worst part isn't it!
When you are not looking time flies....but you watch a minute pass on a clock and it seems like an hour, and an hour forever!!

What a lovely way to 'take you out of yourself'

Beautiful area and the cottage , well if I cross my fingers and toes much more for you I,ll fall over. :0))

29 Sep, 2013

 

Lol Pam! Careful! :))

Thanks everyone.....mum! I have packed away all the craft things! I am going out tomorrow for lunch, so that will be a good break...then Friday we are off to tongue for the weekend. Bringing Rachel home with us for a week after that, so that will make time fly too.

The Earth house was discovered in the 1950's I think. If you zoom in on the info board you should be able to read it. They think the dwellings sat on top of the ditches which were used for storage. It makes sense, although I think it would be cosy and protected living in an earth house. I quite like the idea! Mind you, I hope it doesn't come to that for us! Imagine if I ended up squatting in a ditch! Lol! mind you, it wouldn't be the first time.....

Lincslass, I'm so glad you enjoyed seeing the little places I get to at the weekends. There is even a nice cafe there, but it was only opening at 11.30 and I was leaving by then. next time.....

29 Sep, 2013

 

Lol...yes snoop...six miles south! Lol!

29 Sep, 2013

 

Lovely walk, and very sensible thing to do Karen. (It's not just you, I hate waiting too.) Great to see a certain rural property - wow - no wonder you're hating the delay!

The Earth House reminds me of the Brochs on Orkney . . . fascinating place :)

29 Sep, 2013

 

Yes! it's like those isn't it? Thanks Sheila x

29 Sep, 2013

 

My oldest daughter and I belong to English Heritage Karen and usually get to lots of historical sites during the summer, she is well into photography so we both enjoy our excursions even if it is only an old wall in the middle of a field, get a good view to photograph as well, picnic on the grass or near water somewhere and we are well set up, lol.....

29 Sep, 2013

 

Where we go in South west scotland are a suprising amount of rings of standing stones.....most are marked on the maps and accessable but no-one Really knows why they are there.......

29 Sep, 2013

 

It's a good thing that there are still some mysteries left don't you think Pam? Then we can all imagine our own stories!

29 Sep, 2013

 

Lincslass....sounds lovely! I hope my daughter and I will do the same kinds of things some day. She loves archaeology, but the past five years she's been so engrossed in her course...and now she's a teacher I wonder if she'll ever have time for outside interests!

29 Sep, 2013

 

Karen, I can almost feel your excitement, and no wonder, what beautiful countryside! The earth house is quite amazing, I love history you can actually touch. It gives me quite a shiver to think I could be touching something, someone many years ago could also have touched. You and your daughter should have a great time there.
I also have got my fingers, toes, legs...crossed for you and it's becoming a bit uncomfortable, so I hope things are on the move soon lol!

29 Sep, 2013

 

I believe that change is a good "thing" and your new stage looks so peaceful.

29 Sep, 2013

 

Some really delightful photos K, and a very interesting blog........pity I could not zoom in to view "the cottage" love the setting, not a trampoline in sight.........our neighbours at the back of us had a party the other night, so they strung coloured bulbs all along our fence, bright yellow cable now on view in our garden.......amazing!! it has a week before I unhook it from our side lol

29 Sep, 2013

 

Looks great...how exciting. The time will just fly in Karen.

29 Sep, 2013

 

We are going to be glued to Goy in the next few months watching the new gardens take shape, we have Rose already in her new home and now Karen and Fran both raring to go, thats besides any changes we decide for our own gardens.......

29 Sep, 2013

 

Fran? I've missed something! Thanks Lincslass!

29 Sep, 2013

 

I hate waiting! It's easy for us all to say it won't be long now but it doesn't matter what anyone says does it.
I often think I hate waiting as I don't want anything to go wrong.
Lovely scenery and that significant place is almost ready to welcome you Karen.

29 Sep, 2013

 

:)) thank you!

29 Sep, 2013

 

That is going to be so lovely for you all..which includes Molly,of course ! and a bit further south..it might be warmer! Lol...It will soon be here,Karen..enjoy your week with Rachel.. nice pics of your walk too..when I saw the field with the hay bales,I thought it was your garden at first ! but I guess you would still fill it,if it was ..:o) x

30 Sep, 2013

 

Absolutely beautiful, can't wait to see the garden :))))

30 Sep, 2013

 

Ha ha bloomer! Now, that would take some doing!

Thanks Michaella!

30 Sep, 2013

 

It looks absolutely beautiful, I love Scotland been several times Karen when I was young with my parents. Do hope your move goes or went well ......

30 Sep, 2013

 

Gorgeous scenery!

Cheers for that Karen I love History!

Dd, what about the history of that house - Fascinating or what?

30 Sep, 2013

 

I think Fran is hoping to move to Shrewsbury and busy packing

30 Sep, 2013

 

Helenium fascinating is the right word.....

30 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you stripes...three weeks on Thursday...October 24th, all being well.

30 Sep, 2013

 

helenium, which house? With fascinating history? Sorry, being nosey!

Pam, yes! I caught up with Fran! Isn't it great news?!

30 Sep, 2013

 

No wonder you can`t wait Karen but seeing Rachel will help pass a little time.

30 Sep, 2013

 

The earth house at Carlungie.

1 Oct, 2013

 

Ah! I wondered. I thought I'd missed something! Did you manage to read the plaque then? When I zoom in on it on the IPad it's very blurred.

1 Oct, 2013

 

I couldn't read it Karen, much too blurred, should have gone to specsavers. lol :O)

1 Oct, 2013

 

Yes, that's what I thought mum I expect you can google it though.

1 Oct, 2013

 

Yes..here it is

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/propertyresults/propertydetail.htm?PropID=PL_054

1 Oct, 2013

 

Very interesting, amazing to see them, wonder why they filled them in. It is hard to imagine life in those days, must have been so hard for them. But they came up with all sorts of ways of keeping things cool and trying to preserve things for themselves. When Sammie and I went camping in Suffolk we visited a site with an ancient village which had been re-built it was fascinating. All thatched wooden supported and very interesting to see how they lived but obviously that was a lot later on in time than these ones in Scotland. Love that sort of history. Much better than the style of history we were taught in school.

2 Oct, 2013

 

Yes, and thank goodness that teaching has improved so much from those days. There is a fascinating place on Loch Tay...near Aberfeldy where they discovered the remains of Crannogs under the water. They were Iron Age I think...thatched round houses on stilts in the loch. They have one built so you can go and look around etc. It's fascinating...Rachel just loves that kind of thing, and it is fascinating when you imagine what it would have been like. Thank goodness we were born now...not then, or during a world war....or at a time of plague...it really makes you think how easy we have it now compared to most of those who have gone before us!

2 Oct, 2013

 

It certainly does :O)

2 Oct, 2013

 

You will love being 'rural', Karen - what a super place! :-D)

3 Oct, 2013

 

Thanks B! :) I've just bought a painting for my new art room from a lady I met on facebook! I'm very excited now! Three weeks today! :)

3 Oct, 2013

 

Oooh, space for an 'art-room' too? How lovely! :-))

4 Oct, 2013

 

Yes! it's going to be great? I have nowhere to work here without worrying about making a mess of the carpet...so yes, it will be great to have my own space with hard bamboo flooring...very hard wearing stuff. :)) I'll be getting the paints out ASAP!

4 Oct, 2013

 

oh, how lovely! this is going into my favourites so I can stoll along these places any time I like, and there'll be a few of those.

sigh with envy, so lucky to see these places for real ...

5 Oct, 2013

 

Thank you Fran. Shropshire has some of the most beautiful scenery in England too!

6 Oct, 2013

 

lol can't wait to find it!

6 Oct, 2013

 

I visited earth houses in - a long time ago! - when the children were little. It may have been Carlungie, or Ardestie. It was before these places were so well marked or preserved. I am sure it was just beside someone's property, off the road. We were very interested in it, and the children loved walking along the trench. I had an idea that it was closer to Brechin, but I can't find info about one near there so I expect I am mistaken. The old memory starts playing tricks, I'm afraid...!

18 Oct, 2013

 

Looking at a UK area map, I was amused to find that Shropshire came under "Welsh Marches" and so not part of England, not really! The minicab driver said that people coming to Shrewsbury often think the people are Welsh, because of the local accent (though I fear it'll take some time to turn my broad cockney into that).

I'll be nearer the industrial heart of England, Iron Bridge just for one. There'll be a whole new world to discover and explore, and the town should be small enough that I don't feel intimidated by it - London *looms*.

Transport is always going to be a problem, but maybe I can frinally get a mobjlity scooter - or, as I said to the cab driver, maybe I can hire one for a day to do some excursions!

18 Oct, 2013

 

Oh, you MUST see Ironbridge. Rachel fell in love with it! She thought it the loveliest place she had ever been, and it certainly does have a unique atmosphere about it. Ludlow too....a beautiful market town. Once you get settled in, you'll find ways of getting about...and honestly, just go to Christine...she is also a Londoner...you will love her...most people do! she will be able to tell you all about transport links etc...she uses the buses all the time! I will p.m. You with her shop name. It's gone from my memory temporarily.....probably as a result of all the
Rioja I just consumed!

18 Oct, 2013

 

Thanks so muhc, Karen!

The local buses run all over; lol I had a job to find routes just in Shrewsbury so I could get from the station to the Housing office to get the keys (took a taxi instead). Once my disabled bus pass is renewed by the new local authority, I'll be up, up and away!

Once the PC is set up at the new place, going to search for "heritage sites in Shropshire" as well as "prehstoric" - sure I'll get plenty of places to visit on both scores. lol and then bore everyone rigid with blogs and pics!

18 Oct, 2013

 

Excellent Fran! Can't wait! ;)

19 Oct, 2013

 

Have found your new account Karen.........Wow your cottage is surely a wee bit of heaven there......you will be in your element making a fabulous new garden, it looks so idyllic and that view. Not long now! It's so exciting.

19 Oct, 2013

 

Thank you GG. It is going to be so lovely! I haven't been back to this park since the day I took these photos! and it does look lovely from up there doesn't it!

19 Oct, 2013

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