Thursday, February 28, 2013

This February

Has been actually jolly nice weather wise so come with me on a walk to nearby Bo'Ness which is a nicer town than some of the people in it make it to be.  Take of that what you will. (While enjoying a walk along the water front I overheard ned-speak which, if repeated here, would certainly raise a few eyebrows.  Let's put it this way, you wouldn't want to pick up any socks in this boys house, especially when he doesn't want to inconvenience his girlfriend the night before ifyougetwhatImean.)

Anyway...apologies for quality, these were taken from my mobile phone.  I plan on getting a new camera.  At some point...
A little bit of snow left on the hills behind Culross across the Forth.
Oh dear Mr Fox, not very fortunate, why did I take a pic of this?  Why did I share it?
The Forth is underused, we could make much more of our waterways - especially if we're basing our independence on being more Scandinavian.
Further on past the harbour wall (and it is just a wall) the Forth bridges can be made out in the distance.
And there were lots of these little birds paddling about in the shallows.  
Look very closely for this one! Finally this little chap decided to sunbathe in the mud, he jostled about for position for a while before swimming off, only to return when he realised the humans (and various dogs) were looking just at him.

Monday, February 18, 2013

A Balmy 7º In Scotland

Shirt sleeves weather for us & long may it continue says Happy Dog!
Sun worshipping Dafty Cat also approves.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

An Expensive Hobby This

Actually are there any cheap hobbies?  On the back of my addiction to cross stitch I now have my art to deal with.   Much as I could spend hundreds of £ each week...erm I mean month...on watercolour tubes, quality paper, pastels and the like I just simply can't.

And the addiction has spread to the younger generation who have learned, as I have, you buy cheap then you buy (at least) twice!  I may have to start selling the finished article!  Someone might like them.

There is nothing quite as satisfying as seeing a fresh sheet of paper - unless it's completing a cross stitch project!

Friday, February 08, 2013

Don't Mind If I Do

Chocolate & Banana Loaf from the Primrose Bakety book - yes please thankyouverymuch.

How Mumma gets her groove back. Piece by piece.