Friday, September 19, 2014

BlueSkiesResearch.org.uk: Settled! A home for BlueSkiesResearch!


BlueSkiesResearch.org.uk


Posted: 18 Sep 2014 09:21 AM PDT
Eight months minus a day since our return to the UK, we completed on our new house in Settle. James already had a trip to Belgium planned (hopefully he will write something about it soon), so it was another couple of weeks before we started moving in earnest. We are now sufficiently settled to do several hours work a day, which is nice. Doing science at our computers is pleasant relief from scrubbing the very grubby house and wondering what to do with all our stuff. Anyone need any appliances which run on 100V?
Here is the house. It is an old Roman Catholic chapel, built around 1870, after Catholicism was re-established in the mid 1800s, then converted to a house in the 1970s or 1980s when the congregation moved to a new building nearer the town centre.
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And here is the local pub, which seems to have 6 local beers on tap, different ones every time we have visited.
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It has been unremittingly sunny since we arrived. This climate scientist thinks it can’t last much longer.

10 comments:

William Connolley said...

Nice. I like the convenient bike rack near the pub.

James Annan said...

;-)

Fortunately the pub is too close to be worth cycling to.

I think that must be a leftover from Le Tour which went quite close (though not through the town). It seems that a lot of people found it a handy way to dump unwanted bikes!

David B. Benson said...

That's quite the mansion!

Steve said...

Wow. I expect some climate change skeptic somewhere will say this helps prove that believing in AGW is the new, pagan, religion.

Fergus Brown said...

Is the gable line symbolic of interglacials? Almost close enough to make the odd convivial pint manageable...

James Annan said...

Steve, we have certainly discussed the possibility of setting up the church of climatescientology. Or alternatively publishing the climate science monitor. Don't think pagan would be quite right in this house though!

Fergus, we have not cycled in your direction yet, but have vague intentions of doing so. But probably not all the way there and back, its hilly :-)

James Annan said...

David, nice house it may be, mansion it most certainly is not :-)

jules said...

Neither is it the other sort of mansion. Thankfully.

Fergus Brown said...

Hawes would be a nice run out for you - 20 odd miles each way, via Ingleborough and Dod Fell. I could make it there, easy...

David B. Benson said...

In these parts, that's a mansion.