Sunday, 30 April 2017

Sunny Day


Yesterday we had some friends coming over.
We had a really good time together!
Today I just need some rest in our garden ☺︎

Enjoy your Sunday!

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Soay Sheep


Today the Soay sheep expected us to feed them so they came close.
Soay are the oldest breed of sheep known, dating back to 600 B.C.
Maybe we can have some sheep, donkeys and runner ducks one day.








Thursday, 13 April 2017

Ancient Electrics


We bought a vintage bakelite mushroom ceiling lamp online.
When it arrived I discovered the fitting was missing.
The plan is to use it as a standing/table lamp on top of our old piano.
We'll we able to screw it on top as a safety measure for our cats.


When I visited my parents yesterday morning my father, still in his pyjama
and robe, started searching his garage trying to find an appropriate fitting.
I also visited 3 electric shops but nobody, not even my dad, was able to help me.
The current standards don't fit and old-fashioned bakelite parts are hard to find.

But just before I fell asleep 💡
- I have to check the old bakelite barn lamps I once bought -

Niko no. 6020, 6020, spare glass, Niko no. 6263 eagle-eyed and sniffed by Nim

It turned into a small collection over the years ☺︎
And YES it seems I do have one bakelite and porcelain fitting!


Check!

Now I just need some sturdy electric cable (Nim likes to chew on electric cables)
and a bakelite switch and plug. To be continued...