Friday, 14 May 2010

Something a little unexpected.....

     Isn't it strange that you can be having a perfectly ordinary day - shopping in Stornoway, delivering eggs to customers, anticipating an afternoons' weaving in the shed - and then all of a sudden something happens that is so unexpected that it's almost bizarre.
     Well, something like that happened to me this afternoon.  We'd just arrived home at lunch time and went to turn the van behind the shed when we saw something very odd - a fencepost, sticking out of the loomshed car parking area!!

     As you can imagine this was a bit disturbing - so on enquiring from the workmen, who were looking busy digging holes and carrying posts about, what was occurring, we were told that our next door neighbour was building a fence which includes the car park.  OK.  Fine.  No warning, just a new fence.  Apparently I'm lucky to still have the entrance path to the shed, so praise be for small mercies heaped upon the small business owner.  
     In the meantime I am apologising most sincerely to all my future customers who are under the impression that I have a dedicated car parking space for Scalpay Linen.  In fact, I don't, but my neighbour will have a nicely gravelled fenced off area.  I'm hoping that a new rose garden, or a landscaped parkland or even a jolly polytunnel will sprout within the soon-to-be new fence which will undoubtedly enhance the area and be a joy to behold both summer and winter alike.  There will still be parking behind the shed in the passing place and my O/H has promised to sort out something tout suite so please continue to flock to my loomshed.  We have had some lovely visitors so far this year, and are looking forward to welcoming many, many more.
     

5 comments:

JM said...

OH!!!!!!!! and here was me thinking I could park outside your door as I ned to buy some eggs for sunday breakfast! Can I still buy? Will be out tomorrow afternoon..

Scalpay Linen said...

Don't you worry Joan, we're still very much open for business - if you yell as you go past I will even run up to the road with the eggs! No sign of the jolly fencers yet today - maybe too cold and windy for them?

donnie said...

i passed on tuesday i think - no fence strainer then - and no one in sight at the shed but i did take a nice pic of your satellite dish... shall pop in next time if you are not completely barricaded from the outside world

Scalpay Linen said...

Oh Donnie, I missed you again. Rest assured that if and when the barricades go up I shall dig a tunnel like a mole so I can get to work and visitors can get to the loomshed!

Nina said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh Dear never mind will be down very soon for some of your lovely eggs. Ohhhhhhhh and a good snoop around ur Loom Shed. XX