A wise man once said....

A wise man once said
"When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen you may learn something new."
Dalai Lama

Sunday, 24 March 2013

House Warming

Well completed the construction and now needed to complete the moving in.  Involves inviting the locals and the Monks along to a blessing ceremony. Its done apparently by all people in the area when they build a new house of building. So we followed suit. Local tradition etc and everyone want sot know what you have been doing etc. Not so different to village life in Norfolk I suppose.

Wonderful day with a lot, I mean a lot, of preparation. Wanna was running around organizing the cooks, food purchases, plates, tables Monks, monks transport etc etc. Me I stood around looking hopeless and lost.  That way I did not get jobs to do....

All in all about 100 people turned up. Only 3 of those invited could not make it. Started about 6.30 am and  ends about 09.00am. Everyone gets fed and offered some drinks. Mainly soft drinks but the old boys like their rice wine... :)

Easiest way to show it to you is in slide show, unless of course you come and visit. Then you see it all first hand.
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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Garden Irrigation System

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Starting to set up a new irrigation system. Have got a 2000 litre tank and spare pump. So plan is to fill the tank from our bore hole then using a controller and solenoids have a 5 station irrigation system. The solenoids and controller were bought about 10 years ago and never used. So off we go. Hope I can get it all to work.


Yesterday we set up the soleniods and main plumbing.

Lazy Day

Spent the day clearing up the house and then a few of Wanna's nephews and nieces came round to paint our concrete fish tank. Its really a piece of concrete pipe which needed a major 'fix up' to make it anywhere near presentable. I think they did a good job of it.









Then later while messing around in our pond 'Jip' caught a snake.  Ugh.. I might add it was dead on arrival, i.e. by the time i got there....

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Post House Construction Relax

Hi,

Well started to relax a bit. Morning coffee outside etc. Watching the fish jump in the pond etc etc.  All go. Then a beautiful bird appeared. Sort of Kingfisher I think. Tried to get a good shot but all a bit rushed. Trouble with relaxing takes time to spring into action....

Friday, 8 March 2013

House Construction Finale

Done,  done done.  no more building for a long time...




Anyway Bob the Builder completes tomorrow and the Monks Blessings will follow in a week or two.  That's it on houses from me for now. New and activities will fill these pages in future until the next build.

We're used lots of colours and  it looks great. Also added in lots of coloured lights under the veranda so all in all a good look.