Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Mr Marvel and the bog blog.......

Still with me after that title???!!! Well I'm impressed so I will explain.

Remember when I took you on a little adventure to our wood? Well since moving back from Oxfordshire our little woodland is one thing that we are loving having access to again. We have always had big plans for our little haven, having bred pigs, sheep, chickens, camped, swung through the trees and enjoyed the peace and quiet for a pondering type moment. We are slowly putting all these things back into place.

We met a fantastic family in Oxforshire who have become firm friends which didn't make our move back easy but thankfully they (well nearly all of them!) share a passion for the outdoors and camping, they will be known as Mr & Mrs Marvel (payback for Mr Marvel for laughing at Mr Magic!!!) and of course there is Mini Marvel.

Mr Marvel has rather a talent for making incredible things with wood. Some time ago he was subjected to a rant of mine about what I wanted for our wood and without us Magics having any idea he went off and made the most perfect gift (if you're a little strange of course!)

Isn't it amazing! My very own toilet seat! I know it takes a certain type of person to get excited about this but I have long dreamed about having a compost loo at the wood. I have read so much about them and read up on all the ways of making one but it always seemed like a pipe dream - I confess to having squealed with delight on seeing this and even did a little dance in my clogs!

So a plan was hatched to spend a weekend at the wood to build the tree bog. We had a wonderful weekend full of laughter, food and conversation, occasionally interrupted by hard work. We also managed to discover a few additional uses for a brand new toilet seat......

Although I think this use is a one off!

All hands on deck!
Work is well underway for the grand unveiling of my woodland loo, with the site selected and digging already commenced

It will be our very own "Room with a View"! So now all we need are a few hours and we will be ready to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony!

I will pop back later to explain the dirty feet, it was a very busy weekend you know........


Floss said...

Well, I am impressed! Can't wait to hear more...

A Bun Can Dance said...

Oooh a compost loo - so very exciting - I can't wait to have a pee !!!!
Ha, ha, ha!!!
Well done you and mega well done to the ever so talented Mr Marvel :-)
It was just the most lovely time meeting up with you today and catching up on news - happy as Larry, that's me !!
D xx

Country Girl said...

So jealous! I would love to own my own woodland and if i did it would have a compost loo, and possibly a yurt in it.

Pink Feather Paradise said...

My gran and grandad had one of those at the end of their garden... they were posh though... they had two sizes of

and the toilet papers was very amusing as you could read it before you used it! ;D

x Alex