Monday, 2 January 2012

One man's trash

One man's trash is another man's treasure.

Our neighbour is clearing out his garage and was desperate to get rid of this old roof box. He might see it as a large lump of grey plastic taking up valuable space.

Hobbit with recycling tendencies sees a home-made coracle, perfect for floating about on the big pond. Fortunately, our neighbour is as daft as I am and quite delighted with the idea. So much so that he's promised to find me a paddle next time he's down at the marina.

Seeing as the big pond in question isn't anywhere near being completed there is no hurry to commence modifications, especially as the wind has turned and all of a sudden it's got ruddy cold.


  1. Cold and bright (as opposed to grey and drizzly) for the first time in ages here today.

    Re: coracle - I cannot wait to see this. Make sure you have bouancy aid too for inevitable spillages! {gg}

  2. Learned a new word today! I didn't know what a coracle was, although the context surely gave me the idea. So had to look it up. Thanks for the educational moment.

    Hope you're feeling better. I think year end can be unsettling for lots of folks, myself included. Here's hoping that 2012 will be a very good year for all of us.

  3. I hope you manage to stay dry when you jump in!

  4. Cheers Hazel, you might have a long wait - you know how long things take around here.

    FFG: (chuckles), didn't mean to send you off to do research, hope it was worthwhile ☺ Happy New Year to you too.

    SewAli: Absolutely, wouldn't have it any other way.

    Sue: depends on whether the plans for a jetty work out or not. LP and Management have already decided how they are building it ☺

  5. Happy New Year Bilbo ,,, been looking forward to a catch-up from the Cumbrian Bag End. Been having dry mornings and wet afternoons here so I have been moving stuff around and siting new nesting boxes. No daffodils showing at all here but snowdrops and bluebells are well and truly up. Can't wait to see the coracle in action!

  6. Happy New Year Jill, from our Bag End to yours! Snowdrops up here too, unfortunately they are all still in pots never having made it to the Coppice last Autumn ...

    Don't hold your breath waiting for the coracle, you KNOW how long things take around here!

  7. Love the idea! My philosophy on found treasures...put a plant in it!! The view from Bag End is stunning!

  8. Hi Eve, thank you for visiting Bag End.

    If I didn't already have large ponds dug out then these plastic shells would have made quite acceptable small ones (hmmm, now there's a thought ...... wonder if anyone else wants to get rid of an old car roof box)

  9. I bagsie being there when you use it for the first time - with my camera!

  10. CB - the job's yours! (but don't expect me to sign a model release {giggle})


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