海のそばの家

So that’s it. I now live in the best house in the visible universe. It is called “The House by the Sea.” I would like to have a Gaelic name but Google translate doesn’t do Gaelic. Must be “Tir na something.” If there are any Gaelic speakers out there – er you know.

Typhoon resistant and it has a palm tree

It is brand new and packed with gizmos as only the Japanese could think up. I will do a series of blogs on the aforementioned. The essential quality is its proximity to the East China Sea, which nearly comes into the front room.

It has huge door window things so that when open you are living outside when you are inside.

I spend the weekend unpacking. This I enjoy, fitting old stuff into new setting.

Unpack

I have been sleeping on the floor with a futon and  a tatami mat between  me and the cold, cold ground for the last 2 years. This I have very much enjoyed. However, due to size of bedrooms, proximity to bathroom, heaving beds upstairs and other pragmatics, I will now try sleeping in a bed.

Could be worse – nice view

I take a break from the set up and stroll along my backyard.

The backyard

I pick up  shells.

Local Hero

I could stumble along beaches picking up shells for the rest of my life. How can I go back to work?

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8 Responses to 海のそばの家

  1. Congratulation on your new house, can you dive from your backyard? Please be careful when picking up the white shell with the black dots it’s a cone-shell and potentially deadly or at least very venomous. (if alive)

  2. Rosemary says:

    Tigh na mara
    Ceol Na Mara
    failte (with a grave over the a.)
    You lucky man.

  3. Alan says:

    As Rosie says! Looks really wonderful. To those who wait and so on….

    Tigh na mara seems want you want – there’s a nice looking B&B on Coll that goes by that name so it seems pukka http://www.tighnamara.info/about.html

    Going soft with that bed though.

  4. Tigh Na Mara it is! I will have a sign made. Thanks

  5. Mike Taylor says:

    And you skillfully avoided that Celtic pun, Tir Na Nog (pace Oliver Postgate) which hardly appropriate anyway now that you’re over 60. Land of the Young ?

  6. Or even Tir Na Noggin!
    A la recherche du temps perdu

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