Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
JUNE 2010
Forum Login
Login Name: Create a new account
Password:     Forgot password

Elsa Peters living a new life in Bulgaria    General Boards    My Diary by Elsa Peters  ›  JUNE 2010
Users Browsing Forum
No Members and 6 Guests

JUNE 2010  This thread currently has 8,482 views. Print
6 Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 » All Recommend Thread
Elsa Peters
June 1, 2010, 6:49am Report to Moderator

Diary Admin
Posts: 3,628
Gender: Female
Posts Per Day: 1.11
Location: Mobile!
Tuesday, 1st June

Yes, white rabbits...and I did warn you yesterday.  Today I am having my kitchen sink fitted as I type so then I shall have everything...well not quite.  My poo pit is being dug and then I can have visitors.  I am threatened for the first or second week in July and you know who you are and are both very welcome.  So I suppose I should think about making some more furniture so that we don't end up sitting on the floor...let's go get wood....
Logged Offline
Site E-mail Private Message
Elsa Peters
June 1, 2010, 7:39am Report to Moderator

Diary Admin
Posts: 3,628
Gender: Female
Posts Per Day: 1.11
Location: Mobile!
Tuesday continued....

Look what I found under my kitchen sink..... and now it's fully functional.  My new builder drew the short straw today and had to dig out the septic tank lined with stone, wooden lid which is later to be replaced with concrete and I've got approximately two years to fill it up before it needs to be done.  Apparently the stone eases the flow of the 'stuff' into nature and my washing machine should help along with the shower water.  I'm told now that I have to look out for biological washing powder and the likes to keep it neutral.  Now I can have people to stay.

Got my Co-op super bargain slow cooker out and it's on its trial run.  Beef in tomatoes tonight which smells absolutely wonderful and it's all of five minutes work in the morning and forget it for the rest of the day.  It might just need the addition of a little red wine or perhaps even better I'll have a glass while I'm waiting for the pasta to cook.  Think I might get my men to go home early.  

And another job off my list...it's just started to pour down closely followed by a clap of thunder and there's lightening in them there hills.  Time to put my laptop to bed...lecka nosht.



Attachment: ._5005..jpg
Size: 58.18 KB

Logged Offline
Site E-mail Private Message Reply: 1 - 55
Elsa Peters
June 2, 2010, 5:38pm Report to Moderator

Diary Admin
Posts: 3,628
Gender: Female
Posts Per Day: 1.11
Location: Mobile!
Wednesday 2nd June

This morning was an early start and picked up the men, Bekir sorted out the work schedule and I promptly went outside on the sunbed and went back to sleep for an hour or so until it was so hot that I had to move the bed into the shade.  As soon as I had done that the clouds came over, I put my sweater back on, read for a while and decided to start sorting wood to make a drawer pack to house the hundreds of pens I seem to have acquired, stationary, post it notes and other office essentials.  Don't ask me why, just a habit I suppose but all sorted, design agreed and tomorrow is another day.

I've just cooked a potato, onion and whatever meat they put into a skin that tastes like hamburger omelette.  Delicious and washed down with the local brewed beer.  Now I think this is going to take some washing down before I reckon it is time to fluff up those pillows again and specially for D, I've ordered three more to be collected on Friday....what a lot of fluffing I'll be doing.

A bit of excitement....I got my first mail today to my house....bills but what the heck and personally delivered to 'Elsa' so the lady said so now I know my address is correct.  Lecka Nosht....I'm into my book and still washing down that omelette...
Logged Offline
Site E-mail Private Message Reply: 2 - 55
Elsa Peters
June 3, 2010, 3:49am Report to Moderator

Diary Admin
Posts: 3,628
Gender: Female
Posts Per Day: 1.11
Location: Mobile!
Thursday 3rd June

Beautiful, beautiful morning which will probably degenerate as the day goes on into rain this afternoon.  It seems to be the pattern at the moment.  Out with the camera this morning to capture the scene but not a good enough lens to get a good shot of the beautiful bee-eater birds that rest on the electricity wires and swoop down to feed.  Elegant in flight so I did the next best thing and photographed the page of my Birds book just so that you'll know what I'm talking about.  I have also discovered a mole in the garden so just as well that I haven't got a perfectly manicured lawn.   My other visitor...a cat and that's OK if it keeps the garden population down.



Attachment: another_beautiful_sunrise__9024.jpg
Size: 45.99 KB

Attachment: concrete_picture_frame__7495.jpg
Size: 44.00 KB

Attachment: whats_the_moon_out_for__8829.jpg
Size: 26.36 KB

Attachment: bee_eater_birds_that_i_cant_manage_to_photograph__8226.jpg
Size: 65.24 KB

Logged Offline
Site E-mail Private Message Reply: 3 - 55
Elsa Peters
June 4, 2010, 7:31pm Report to Moderator

Diary Admin
Posts: 3,628
Gender: Female
Posts Per Day: 1.11
Location: Mobile!
Friday 4th June

What a beautiful sleep and ready to pick my men up in good time this morning.  Got back and put everything that was thawed out into the slow cooker and fortunately met up with mate from Samodiva in the builder's merchants and so tonight I will have someone to share it with...

This afternoon was spent on the garden and now it is extended beyond expectation and terraced much to the amusement of my builders.  I must seem to be a novice but hey, I'm learning.

My upstairs bedroom is almost ready to move in to.  Tomorrow I am off shopping with my master craftsman to order the wood for the ceilings for the bedroom and landing and the central heating boiler and radiators.  OK so summer is coming but just in case the prices go up we might as well get them now.  It means that the hall can get finished, tiling downstairs complete and I can run the fire if it get's cold. I have a beautiful house and tonight we had a lady from the village with a friend from Turkey and the novelty item is the dimmer switch in the lounge.  She just had to show the visitor how it worked...they all want one.

Supper was fine, we munched on cherries from the garden and I know what I am doing tomorrow afternoon...picking them and making cherry brandy, cherry vodka and cherry gin.....it's just got to be done.  And so to bed, washing up completed...lecka nosh....
Logged Offline
Site E-mail Private Message Reply: 4 - 55
Elsa Peters
June 5, 2010, 3:14pm Report to Moderator

Diary Admin
Posts: 3,628
Gender: Female
Posts Per Day: 1.11
Location: Mobile!
Saturday 5th June

What a spend up...picked up my maestor and off we went to Kardjali for all we needed, namely wood, electricity bits, I needed a mattress for the furniture I'm about to make, cushions to complement the sofa, to top it all I bought my central heating boiler/open fire wood burner and my five radiators and a water storage tank since I understand it went down to -15 during the day last winter.  By 2.00 this afternoon the poor man was 'out of steam' so I took him home to his beloved.  What a bonus...the man who delivers my cement was at the wood yard in Kardjali so he delivered for free my wood to Djebel and it's now ready to go to my wood man for planing to do my door supports.  I offered cash, he said 'Patrone' so I think it's scratching backs which goes down well in my book.

My men are having this next week off except now Bekir has to organise the delivery of enough wood to make the ceilings in my bedroom, bathroom and landing, the woodburner and radiators.  I think he might be working one day only ....but he'll telephone and it will be all systems go.

Tomorrow depending on the weather is cherry picking.  I got another litre of vodka tonight so for those 'soon to be' visitors, at least the drink will be good.  I also managed another meal tonight of chicken fillets cooked in butter and garlic with garlic fried bread and chippies...now this could be a hit...well it was with me, closely followed by a little of the red stuff.  Now with Anastasia going full belt, a raging thunderstorm and downpour outside and most of my purchasing sitting in the car, I'll sign off and concentrate on this glass of red....now there's a thought to end on...Lecka nosht....
Logged Offline
Site E-mail Private Message Reply: 5 - 55
Elsa Peters
June 6, 2010, 7:35pm Report to Moderator

Diary Admin
Posts: 3,628
Gender: Female
Posts Per Day: 1.11
Location: Mobile!
Sunday 6th June

What a day...no cherries picked, gale force wind and lashing rain.  Not nice at all so I went to sleep this afternoon and then woke up with a vengeance and decided to tackle a settee using the mattress from Kardjali and now I have something that resembles a lounge.  Supper was a local sausage the name of which I can never remember despite being told several times with two fried eggs.  Not exactly falling into the category of 'Sunday Roast' but there again, this is Bulgaria.

Tonight I have Jaques Lousier and his trio mellowly easing me into the evening and about to get settled into my book on my new settee.  It's beginning to feel like home apart from the fact that the stairwell has been turned into a workshop and is covered in wood shavings and sawdust where I was attempting to create a unit for my printer and a couple of drawers that I salvaged from my other house.  Back to the drawing board Stanley...it didn't quite work so I'll have another go tomorrow.  I think the problem lay in the fact that I was using recyled wood that had got cement dust and the likes all over it and some of it had warped.  It suddenly hit me that timber is so cheap, why use the rubbish and try to create a masterpiece.  More wood please tomorrow.  I have no workmen so it's mine, all mine .

Off for a session with my book before I lay my weary head on the pillow.  I can have a lie in tomorrow....no taxi service in the morning....and hopefully cherry picking and creating tomorrow....LN
Logged Offline
Site E-mail Private Message Reply: 6 - 55
Elsa Peters
June 7, 2010, 5:49am Report to Moderator

Diary Admin
Posts: 3,628
Gender: Female
Posts Per Day: 1.11
Location: Mobile!
Monday 7th June

Just checked up on my new part for the Beast coming from Taiwan...it's in Bulgaria and should be arriving at the garage today or tomorrow.  Best bit of news...no tax to pay .  At least then I can get it home and not see it forelornly sitting at the garage.

Sun is shining, mole is moling and the bee-eaters are picking off the bees before they can find my hive.  I suppose if there are enough scouts the birds could get more than they bargained for.  Off to Djebel today with a list.  My top priority, onions so that I can be creative on the food front this evening but it is market day so I could come back with anything but onions.  Spag. bol. springs to mind.  Catch you later....
Logged Offline
Site E-mail Private Message Reply: 7 - 55
25
June 7, 2010, 9:53am Report to Moderator
Guest User
Afternoon hope you are well, the weather has got nicer at least, the sausages are called 'NAR-DA-NITSA'.  Hope your cushions are scattered correctly!  I got the 'still' going on a test run today!  It works! Hic!  Can't find the Bulgaski phrasebook sorry.



Attachment: still3_7308.jpg
Size: 113.03 KB

Logged
E-mail Reply: 8 - 55
Elsa Peters
June 7, 2010, 10:21am Report to Moderator

Diary Admin
Posts: 3,628
Gender: Female
Posts Per Day: 1.11
Location: Mobile!
Monday continued....

Special message to the 'still man'....I think I have just seen a flashing blue light heading for Samodiva...get the glasses ready.  I still haven't made Djebel but this afternoon is cherry picking time.

Now I thought those sheep were going at a fair belt this morning...noisy beasties and then I looked up from my book and found out why.  Now I could have sent them packing but then I thought, why not, cheaper than a lawn mower....



Attachment: the_sheep_cometh_5025.jpg
Size: 76.54 KB

Attachment: effective_lawnmowers_9155.jpg
Size: 82.96 KB

Logged Offline
Site E-mail Private Message Reply: 9 - 55
6 Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 » All Recommend Thread
Print

My Diary by Elsa Peters (only location)

Thread Rating
There is currently no rating for this thread