One of my favourite Tv programmes of the moment is "Call my Agent!", set in a Parisian talent agency, it's our French fix now that we've finished Spiral . I've written about these programmes before, twice in the case of Spiral. But watching Call my Agent! has provoked my itchy feet. I've missed travelling. When…Read more Paris
I've written several times about our Argyll weather. It's usually relatively mild here but it's often wet. Very wet. And changeable, all these pictures were taken on the same hour long walk. So it's not always the best place to plan outdoor events. Last year we held a Scarecrow Festival, to raise funds for our…Read more when the weather gods are kind
One of my FB groups has a daily theme, on Monday it was "1989, your memories". My head filled with this song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V7SINjz96E it had been released two years earlier*, but became the soundtrack of my late '89. It's Hogmanay 1989. In my mind it's wet, but that doesn't matter. On the M8, it's dark,…Read more Another happy coincidence?
Not in a bad way, though I have in my time. And despite the picture this isn't the end (I hope), just the end of my challenge. I've found writing daily more difficult than I did back in May, so thank you to everyone who's stopped by. For one thing I've pretty much run out…Read more Crossing the line
On my walk today I was planning what to write. I'd been thinking about "rainbows" as a theme. Then I turned my head and saw this Actually that's a zoomed up view. What I really saw was this I was a bit worried that I'd written a rainbow post before, but I was remembering this…Read more Happy coincidences*
It's not raining! Well it wasn't last time I checked. It's dark outside now so I can't see but I can't hear any rain. But more importantly it didn't rain during the hours of daylight. So we had A DAY OUT! To be fair it's not been all that long since the last one, the…Read more A walk along the Crinan canal
It was an early start for us today. We were on the road at (almost) first light, fuelled with a flask of coffee, off for a day trip to Edinburgh. Now we live in a Tier 2 zone and Edinburgh is in Tier 3 but MrS had to visit the dentist. We'd thought about an…Read more Revisiting old haunts
So tonight is Bonfire Night tonight, more formally Guy Fawkes Night. But this year there won't be any big public displays, England, Wales and Northern Ireland are currently on lockdown and here in Scotland large gatherings are banned. And while I'm missing all the things we can't do at the moment, this one well, I'm…Read more Fireworks, but not tonight.
Today is the Feast of All Souls. Friday you may have celebrated Hallowe'en, perhaps decorating your house or yard with pumpkins or spooky items. In Scotland children mark the festival by "guising" dressing up and going from house to house, ideally performing some kind of "turn" in return for treats, usually sweets or chocolate. That…Read more Observing traditions
Not anything new, in fact I'm looking back six months and reviving my "every day.." challenge. It's just a pity that "Every day in November" doesn't have quite the same ring to it. I didn't manage to keep up posting in between times. June was a time of hope, infection levels were dropping and lockdown…Read more Challenging myself again