August – Third Week

August – 3rd Week:

The electrician was scheduled during the third week of August.  Particular works had to be completed before his arrival. The aim was to have all points and switches ‘live’ in the ‘north’ wing.  Of course, Robert achieved this target – window shutters working in the guest bedroom, bathroom and toilet.   See the video and also a quick tour of work achieved so far…..  ‘Electricity Connected to North End’

Guest bedroom with lights and sockets fitted

Corridor finished and plaster boarded – including the ceiling,  lights and sockets working.

Guest toilet now has a heated towel rail working.

Guest bathroom, also fitted with a heated towel rail is now only waiting for the tiling to be completed.


The day that the electrician came, was also the day that the swifts and swallows gathered together to fly south.

It was an amazing sight to see hundreds of these little birds swirling here and there. Lining up on the telegraph wires, looking like a piece of music.


This shot is quite a long one as the house is down the road a bit – to show the birds all the way, along the wire.

All of a sudden there was a different sound of chirping and all the birds took off of one accord. They circled higher and higher into the sky until they were out of sight. What a long trip they had ahead of them!  There were a few left behind – I know not why they didn’t go too?

3 thoughts on “August – Third Week

  • September 1, 2017 at 17:58

    Mid August seems very early for Swallows to fly south? I thought that they go later, in September?

  • September 24, 2017 at 18:14

    Great work in the house – swallow pics spectacular – have memories of their high-pitched sound as they flew up and down our road when I was a kid.

  • October 2, 2017 at 18:05

    Yes Gay, it is a wonderful sound – especially on a summers evening when they are like kids out playing in the street, large or small groups, whirling and spinning, swooping and turning in the sky and ‘singing/shouting’ at the top of their ‘voices’.

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