Thursday, 5 June 2008

Sailing to Philadelphia (not)...



Travel beckons this w/e. We are pointing the Scrobmobile (freshly oiled and watered) North for a few days in Teesdale.

I have a long list of lead mines, water engines and engineering project visits lined up. Mrs S has already vetoed all of these so we are planning endless walks (to counteract 'Intensive Hostelry Investigation') with JRT to ensure that we eventually return with a net weight loss...

Mrs S has a birthday while we are away, and I’m not entirely sure whether B and Q will be able to deliver the 14inch angle grinder and accessories on the day. Perhaps the other suitcase full of bits and pieces will make her day!

We’re going to leave the greenhouse door open at ‘The Turrets’, so I hope that next door's bloody cat doesn’t come in and piss on the cucumbers...

16 comments:

grumpy granny said...

Bon Voyage. Hope it stays fine for you.

Blue Eyes said...

What Grumps said!

I may come and keep an eye on your greenhouse, but I don't promise to stay away from the cucumbers!

Scroblene said...

Thanks Grumpers - we're hoping for fine weather - otherwise the ale sales will quadruple in a matter of minutes...

Scroblene said...

Bluesers - you're welcome, they're only in flower as yet - but by all means visit, we need someone to augment the burglar alarm...

If the light comes on, just be happy... not many people round here deserve to be in lights...

idle said...

"A suitcase full of bits and pieces" for Mrs Scrobs' birthday.....

Kinky, or what?

The other guests in the Blastedheath View B&B had better pack ear plugs.

Tuscan Tony said...

Have a super time, Scrobs, Teesdale looks well worth the visit.

Daisy said...

have a fine trip and happy birthday to mrs scrobs!

Anonymous said...

Bon Voyage!

I went through Teesdale a few weeks ago, en route from the Lakes to watch some motor racing at Croft.

It looks like a nice part of the world and I imagine the hostelries are worth reviewing!

electro-kevin said...

Have a great time. Sounds like you have a good itinerary sorted out.

Cat piss cucumbers - very distinctive flavour, I should imagine.

Scouse Doris said...

Hi Scrobbers - just thought I would let you know that I am back on the blogesphere.

Have a good time!

Bock the Robber said...

Nice. we went to Wales a couple of weeks ago and visited old coal mines. Same feel, same kind of pics.

Nick Drew said...

OT - we have a little compo going that you might like to enter ...

Mr Pineapples said...

hey scrobe

James Taylor has a great track about sailing to philadelphia

check it out

Scroblene said...

Idle - Yup, definitely creamy and slippery... (Clarins etc...)

Tuscs - post follows soon, and yes it is!

Daisers - ditto!

Lakers - stunning; and so is the scenery...

Elecs - luckily it had rained here, and everything survived thanks!

Scousers - Hiiiiii again! I'll call in of course!

Bocks - I'd love to do that one day; veto from Mrs S has no 100 mile limit unfortunately!

Nick - am I too late?

Pinesers - I will; my version is the Knopfler one.

Nick Drew said...

No, cut along there at your leisure

Scotton Pinkney has not yet bid ...

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