Recently in Fife Category

Garage Roof

The roof on my garage had been leaking for over a year; it has now been replaced by Taylor Joinery Services.

[Original garage roof with felt] [Garage without roof]
[Garage with wood roof only] [New rubber garage roof]

The Usual Suspects

With strong winds forecast I've made sure none of my bins try to escape this time:

Four bins tied to a fence

Update: With some new Velcro straps the bins are now attached separately:

Four bins individually strapped to a fence

Back home to Fife

I had a long wait before my flight to Edinburgh so I changed my remaining USD back into GBP and read my book for a few hours. The flight was then delayed another 45 minutes while they removed the luggage of someone who had failed to show up for their connecting flight. By this time it really felt like 4am and I was struggling to stay awake.

The flight arrived at 12:40pm and my bag appeared in time for me to catch the 1:20pm bus to Inverkeithing and then the next bus a few minutes later to Dalgety Bay, arriving home just after 2pm.

Very Windy

It's very windy here today... 30mph+ from the east:
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Back home to Fife

I got up at 7:30am and managed to repack my suitcase and check out in time to reach Earl's Court for 9am. The King's Cross St. Pancras tube station was announced as closed due to overcrowing - fortunately it opened up again quickly and I managed to get on the third Piccadilly line train (the first two were too crowded and I couldn't get on while holding a suitcase). I reached the train to Waverley 15 minutes before it was due to leave and finished reading the book I brought and read on the way down.

Eventually it arrived at Edinburgh early in plenty of time to catch the train to Dalgety Bay where I arrived just after 3pm. Unfortunately it was pouring with rain and there was no 1524 bus on the route I needed, so I had to wait at the stop for 45 minutes or get myself and the suitcase soaking wet trying to walk home. I got back just after 4pm and started waiting for ASDA to deliver food.

New Bike

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(The third "new ..." post in just over a month).

I was in Halfords buying panniers, new lights, a rear reflector for my aging bike which could fall apart at any moment (and part of the stand fell off earlier this week)...

I now have a Carrera Subway 1:

[Front on]

[Side on]

[Rear view]

A rechargeable front light (which won't fly off the bike if I hit a pothole like my current one) will be very useful:

[Front light]

I can also go to Tesco without trying to cycle home with heavy weights on each handlebar:

[Front light]

The only downside is that I must now put my cycle lock through the wheels instead of just the frame every time I leave it because both of them can be removed without tools.

New server

It's close to two months since I decided to replace proxima's aging hardware and two returned motherboards later I finally moved everything over on friday. It's much faster.

It's also been snowing tonight... started soon after I left for Tesco :/.

Recycling boxes

[Recycling boxes]

The left one is for my blue bin, the right one is for the local recycling centre. At some time in the next decade I might have recycled enough to offset the amount of sellotape used to make the boxes...

Runaway bin

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Now my bin is trying to run away - perhaps I've not been feeding it enough?

[Runaway bin]

Broken fence

The wind has knocked part of my fence over :(

[Broken Fence]

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