Tag Archives: coal

  1. Working a Coal Furnace


    Tuesday 20 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Unless the family is at home all day and/or it’s also darned cold outside, the heating is only run at …
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  2. Having a Dirty Old Day ! (part two)


    Saturday 17 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is the second of a very strange couple of posts to share some of the less salubrious aspects of rural life; which on balance …
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  3. Having a Dirty Old Day ! (part one)


    Wednesday 14 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Having introduced you to our dear friend,”Terrance the Termodinamik“, our lovely big coal furnace, I also mentioned my monthly ‘dirty …
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  4. Home Heat


    Sunday 11 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    When it comes to heating our home, we are slightly off the beaten track. There is no mains piped natural …
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  5. Another Turkish First….


    Thursday 15 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Almost 2 days since the coal mine fire at Soma, and we are still bringing out the bodies of our …
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  6. Wordless Wednesday – RIP


    Wednesday 14 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Not wordless today… sometimes words are necessary. (rescheduled my planned WW post due to this disaster – seems appropriate) During …
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  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition (IV)


    Monday 27 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s fourth (and final) entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is another of young Cousin Spike Jnr. Kids …
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  8. And The Answer Is…


    Sunday 24 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Yes, yes… the ANSWER to yesterday’s teaser… A few good guesses guys; some of which got pretty close to working …
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