A Walk with Izzy

I spy with my little eye…

Izzy and I went for a walk this lovely evening, I needed to nip up to Sussex Autogas to pick up my Tonka Toy, it has been ‘out to pasture’ for a few months and now I am going to run it around for a while.

We started off going through the pasture behind Townfield, which had a lovely view of the church poking up over the trees.  Through the gap then onto the road and over the stream, it was really pretty looking down at the flowing water.

Walking up the road, we went past the cottages and noticed someone was having their garden wall rebuilt, the stone was laid out perfectly on the lawn ready for laying.

I noticed the gate to Bridgefoot Meadows was open, so we dived in there to see who was about.  The yard was empty but I noticed David Stocker disappearing in the distance.  I knew there was a public footpath running through the small holding, so off we went following David. It was great to see the horses out, and there was a cute baby black lamb, although mother was not happy to see Izzy even though she was on the lead, so we carried on so as not to upset her.  Walking along the path we saw David feeding the piggies, but he was too far away from the path and I did not want to trapse across the fields without his permission, so we carried on along the footpath.

Eventually we got to Ganders Gate and there was my Rangie waiting for me – Izzy and I drove home, of course I had a big grin on my face, I have my Tonke Toy back on the road – whoot!


Visit to Sussex Autogas Systems

I popped into Sussex Autogas Systems Ltd. to see Derek Alfrey, he has been looking after my Range Rover for the last couple of months, and I am taking it out of the paddock and giving it a well deserved trot.

Derek specialises in converting cars to run on LPG gas (he did my Range Rover), there is also nothing he doesn’t know about Land Rovers, he is the Land Rover guru in our area.

Derek showed me a cute little Land Rover he is restoring at the moment.  It was built in 1955, and sent over to Egypt, from there it did a tour round North Africa, it came back in the 1980s then was sent back out to Cyprus, it was then used by the Turkish Police up until its return back home last year.

Derek has stripped her down, shot blasted everything, put two new wings on her and she is now ready for a coat of paint – structurally there was very little to do, she is MOT ready and of course there is no tax. When Derek started her up, it sounded like a sewing machine, very cute.  This will be a real collectors item when he finished her.

If you want to contact Derek his email is derek.allfrey@btinternet.com and his number is 01403 820446.

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New Site – New Times

OK, after a few years of hosting the Kirdford.Net website via Streamline.net, I have decided to change it to a blog themed site, this way I can have the static pages about the village and transient changes to cover what is happening in the village.

Unfortunatly streamline.net do not really support WordPress, the tool I want to use for the new site, therefore I am in discussions with them to move the Kirdford.net domain name – these are not going too well at the moment – we shall see what happens.

Over the next few days/weeks, I will look to migrate the content to this site.