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Earth Hour 2012 At Cotna

Last night we had a transition group get-together for Earth Hour.
As always this took place at Cotna...

Sara & Dave's polytunnels, wind turbine & solar panels...

Their house is a beautiful eco-build & they also have a straw bale barn which is a holiday let & accommodation for WWOOFers who help out on the land.

The compost loo...

The track down to the bonfire was lit with tealights in paper bags...

One of the new yurts...

And the fire...

We fell in love with this yurt...

This photo doesn't do it justice...

But it really is beautiful! 

The ceiling...

And kitchen area...

Back to the fire...

And more importantly - the food...

Such a great feast again...

Dave's wonderful cider...


It was a great evening catching up with everyone...

Even Ziggy joined in...

And we didn't get home until 1am...

Hope you all managed to do something nice too - would love to know what everyone else got up to...

Bye for now,
Kay & Sime
xx

Comments

Oh, how magical. I love the yurts too!

Have you ever stayed in one? I would love too!

The food looks delicious and I wouldn't mind a half of that cider. A half is probably all it would take! LOL!

Sft x
Kath said…
I love the yurt too! I always think my ancestors must have been Mongols, as I would love the nomadic lifestyle, riding ponies across the plains, erecting the Gurr and cooking on a little stove.
Catherine said…
1 am? I would have turned into a pumpkin! Ha! Looks like you had a terrific time!
xo Catherine
Scarlet said…
Oh how great to see the inside of a yurt. We saw them at South Penquite and we like the idea of staying in one. It looks like you had a fab evening!
Becky said…
I think I want to stay in a yurt. I was planning to observe earth hour, but by 8.30pm we were all in bed asleep - lights out. We were shattered from a very busy week, particularly Saturday x We know how to live!!
The Smiths said…
Thanks Sft - I was a lovely evening & the cider was delicious! We've never stayed in a yurt, though we did own a tipi some years ago!

Kay :)
The Smiths said…
Kath - that sounds wonderful! Can I come too?

Kay :)
The Smiths said…
Catherine - We were a bit exhausted yesterday - it was way past our bed time after a day of work... But it was nice!

Kay :)
The Smiths said…
Thanks Scarlet - We did. The yurt had little solar powered fairy lights in there too... Very pretty!

Kay :)
The Smiths said…
Becky - I love having early nights... When the kids were little we used to follow them to bed, we had to as they'd wake early every morning. It's a lovely luxury now having a lie-in!

Kay :)
dreamer said…
That place looks magical, I could enjoy a holiday there no problem.I have been thinking of doing some WWOOFING in the next few years, I had been thinking of some of the less inhabited Scottish Islands I'd been reading about.
Earth hour here was scrabble and supper by candlelight then early bedtime :)
Your evening looks like it was great fun.
The Smiths said…
Dreamer - Scrabble & candlelit supper sounds perfect!

We used to be in WWOOF as volunteers for years & then as hosts at our previous house. There's a home educating family who's blog we follow - Wandering Wonderers & they are about to move to Rum after a year of travelling around the UK WWOOFing. You'll be able to find them in our sidebar, but they will definitely be needing some help to get their croft up & running & they'll also be very knowledgeable about where to WWOOF!

Kay :)
Por aqui tivemos a Hora da Terra com o desligamento das luzes da NAVE DO ET no centro da cidade, que fica acesa todas as noites, cada dia com uma cor diferente...
Abraços!
Anonymous said…
I would love to live in a yurt!! I am glad you had such a good time.
Cottage Tails said…
That yurt sure looks roomy - thanks for peek inside!
Love the ceiling too.
Love Leanne

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