A change of view

As you may have noted in my last post I was due to catch a plane last Monday, which I managed to reach on time; the weather in Poland remained subdued and I was more worried about the snow at my destination. Thankfully the snow in Manchester had pretty much disappeared on my arrival and although the air steward said I might have trouble crossing the border to Gods own County, the trip with my nephew was safe and without incident; arriving around midnight to a warm wood fuelled living room and a glass of red wine; fantastic !

Now I know I might have pushed up my carbon footprint for the year, but when I saw a return flight for ยฃ62 I just had to take it; Iโ€™ll offset the damage done with my composting toilet in the summer ๐Ÿ™‚

Itโ€™s just about a year since I was last here visiting my sisters and nephews and itโ€™s great to be back, there is also a good chance of finding a little bit of work to fund my visit and maybe even put a little bit a side; with the added bonus of the glorious Yorkshire countryside. Unfortunately the baggage restrictions have left me without my camera, but I managed to get a quick snap of my new backyard on Wednesday morning with my sisters happy snapper before the battery went flat. I plan to take more once I get out and about a bit more.


Oddly enough it feels colder here than in Poland, Iโ€™m guessing because of the damp in the air; where Poland is a very dry cold, does that make sense? I checked in with friends back in Poland and they said they had a meter of snow on Thursday, so maybe Iโ€™m better off here.

As I said itโ€™s great to be back seeing family, but with all the catching up I have suddenly found myself not having the time to blog as often, Iโ€™m sure that will change soon; I can feel the urge ๐Ÿ™‚

Author: Eddy Winko

Left the rat race to live a less hectic and harmful life. From the building of a straw bale house to the composting toilet diaries; read my blog https://winkos.wordpress.com/

7 thoughts on “A change of view”

  1. Back in the saddle of home, and I can feel the change in you already. It must be a novelty, being able to use the toilet, without shovelling some dirt down afterwards! Keep up the reports mate, the differences make good reading.

    1. I love coming back and I’m always sorry to go; I often wonder if the reason we have decided to build in the hills is because of my desire to see similar views ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Yes, it feels much colder here than in eastern Europe even though the temperature is much higher. I find the same with the heat; I can (just) cope with 40degC in Romania but I couldn’t here. Like you I assume it’s the humidity. Good to hear you can feel the urge – look forward to reading the result.

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