Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Welsh walls

Just returned from a weekend in Wales...some amazing different walls and interesting to see different styles with different types of stone.

Glad I wan't finishing this wall end...look closely between the trees at the top of the rock face!

Double copestones!

Double copers, quite popular - near Beddgelert

A huge wall, beautifully made

Pretty mucky working conditions though...I don't know how they moved some of these rocks!

Friday, 5 December 2014

Walling yesterday with a companion....Who'd have known there was so much to eat in an old wall!


Then I made a startling discovery deep in the wall...

Snail art!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Finished, despite the rain and aided by Pink Floyd

Finished the second third of the long wall and have now been requested by the owner of the third section to complete that too!



First time walling in heavy rain - not fun; slipping and sliding in mud - not fun. Finally sorted out headphones to make walling to music possible - great fun!
Somehow, Pink Floyd's The Wall seemed quite appropriate! (Apart from the lyrics, 'tear down the wall' perhaps!)

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Walling injury, trapped finger between 2 stones...it really hurt!
and keeps on hurting...

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Toad-in-the-hole

First resident in this new wall!
Toad-in-the-hole!
Any dry stone wall is also a home for many small animals and insects...there were an awful lot of large spiders in this one!

Thursday, 9 October 2014


As a member of the Derbyshire Dry Walling Association I attended the Chatsworth Show where we built a beautiful wall commemorating the wallers who left the hills and Dales to fight in WW1











Thursday, 2 October 2014

A new building project

So this evening I have been working on building a website for Copestone....bit different to walling!
Can't wait to start sharing the highs and lows...the injuries and bruises of a new blogging waller!