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Oops .... "red sky in the morning etc."

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23rd October 2017 (Monday) ... 09.30    We had a ‘red sky in the morning sunrise’..... and spits and spots o’ rain when I was on the beach;   now it is raining ‘properly’.    The baking kit will be coming out, as it looks like we could be in for a wet and windy couple of hours.    We did have a beautiful sunrise this morning ..... it’s actually the half hour before sunrise that I like best;   the sky changes dramatically at first, then the subtle colours spread across the sky.    My preferred spot is to be on the beach because I then have the sky reflected on the wet sand .... providing the tide is out.    I’m a contented boy!

20.00    The Plain Wholemeal Flour scones turned out a spectacular disaster;   the round looked like a big soft digestive biscuit... and that was after adding baking powder.However there is one connoisseur of Digestive Biscuits that loves the them, (the ‘new’ scones) ....  “Blob” (Bless his feathery butt).    He thinks they are a culinary delight.   Actually the…

Feeling hungry ....

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22nd October 2017 (Sunday) .... 09.00    It’s a beautiful morning... and it looks like being a nice, mostly bright and sunny day, albeit cool in the brisk westerly wind.    There were a few dog walkers out  on the beach.... and the Breakwater Coffee buggy was opening... but I didn’t go along as far as the breakwater.... I might have yielded to temptation and had a coffee.    Now that the sun’s up I’m going to go for a daunder.


20.00    I did go for a ‘daunder’... in the afternoon, on Balcarres estate.   Jimmy arrived in the mornin desperate for a cuppa, and a scone;  by the time we’d finished the blathering it was nigh on lunch time.    I decided to have a bit of fruit for lunch, as I was making a beef casserole for dinner.... “Puku” is definitely on a diet!
The reason I ended up on Balcarres was;  the car needed to be topped up with fuel at the BP Garage (Colinsburgh), and, being that Balcarres Crag stands out when I’m browsing as I’m filling the petrol tank.... I bumbled up there.   I…

Hmmmm .... cold east wind... not good

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21st October 2017 (Saturday) .... We have a brisk south-easterly breeze so it was colder down on the beach this morning.... and it is mostly overcast.   The sun should break through, but I don’t think we’re going to have an Indian Summer kind of day like we had yesterday... having said that,....in spite of the cold wind the beach was busy with early dog walkers, including Elaine .... but, no joggers. 

20.00   It has been a mixed, but busy enough, day for me;   I was in a baking mood after breakfast, and did a double batch o’ Wholemeal scones.    This time I pranged them with that roond thing to make well... roond scones .... they turned out fine;  but I prefer the big round cut into six triangles.   They, the roond ones, taste the same but for some reason they look like they should be triangles!    Jimmy appeared about three minutes after the second batch came out so we had one with a cuppa.  After Jimmy left, and before lunch time, I mopped the kitchen, bathroom and lobby floors ....…

Feeling impish ....

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20th October 2017 (Friday) .... 09.00    Mmmmmm ....it is overcast, as was forecast, and there’s a light southwest breeze;  but... although grey, it’s a bonnie morning.    We had a few early dog walkers, and one dog jogger, on the beach at sunrise time... sunrise was at 07.55 ... but the sun has yet to burn its way through a thick blanket of cloud.   We may get a few bright spells later.
  For some inexplicable reason, I’m feeling impish this morning;    I’ve no doubt that will wear orf.    I’ll put the kettle on.


News ...  regarding ‘Albert’s Hutte’, Streamline version.    I am closing the Streamline version of ‘The Hutte’, it is becoming too expensive to keep .... and will close on the 16th November.     Instead of Streamline ‘The Hutte’ will be on Google (Google provides the web space free) ...and can be found here  Alberto’s Hutte on Goog.    I have been using Google, alongside Streamline for more than a year now.... and find it easier to use ... and considerably cheaper!    Funnil…

Gorgeous hair day ..... nae wind ... nor rain.

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19th October 2017(Drop in Cafe- day) .... 09.30    what a gorgeous morning .... definitely a day for being out.     It looks overcast towards the West, but right now we have bright sunshine, and not much in the way of wind .... and what little there is, is from the SSE.    I spent a happy hour, with the camera, around the rocks, at the edge of the tide ... which was near enough full out.    Sunrise was hidden behind low cloud,...  nevertheless, the sky was a kaleidoscope of pastel colours.   I’m a contented bunny ... now I must feed ‘Puku’.  

20.00     Mostly we’ve been under a layer of cloud today .... grey and uninspiring after the initial promise at sunrise time;  and it began to rain at 16.45 so we have a dreich evening... but not cold.
The ‘Drop in Cafe’ was quiet at first but soon filled up, and was buzzin’ like a bumble bee’s nest by 15.00.    My only activities today has been the beach, at sunrise, then along for the papers after breakfast, with the Drop in Cafe  in the afterno…

Overcast, but not windy ....

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18th October 2017 (Wednesday) .....   as per weather forecast, the wind is from the East, and it’s overcast, with the cloud bank stretching way out beyond the horizon .... so, no visible sun rise.... a dour looking morning.     However I met Monica out with ‘Pepper’;   while Monica and I chatted, Pepper tore about after her ball;  the ball that Monica kept firing out of a ‘Chuckit’ ball launcher;  most dog walkers use the ball launcher, it’s an excellent way to exercise a dog.     Monica and I?... we exercised our tongues.
I’ve had breakfast, so, after a cuppa, I’ll go and get organised for Kirkcaldy.

20.00     ‘The Boy’ has had a hectic day.    I decided I’d take the car all the way to the Hospital because my appointment time was well before visiting time.    I arrived there with lots of time to spare, and found there were loads of empty parking spaces.    I went to the WRVS Cafe and had a bowl of soup, a cuppa and a goodie, before my appointment.     The outcome of the appointment is…

Worse hair day ....

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17th October 2017 (Tuesday) .... 09.00    Welll .... we have survived the remains of Ophelia;  she is not my kind of ‘girl’.... having got serious wind problems!      I don’t think that the wind was quite as severe as was forecast for us in the east;  the West coast would catch the worst of the frisky girl.
It was breezy down on the beach but once I got into the lee of the Cockstail rocks (the tide was out) it was fine.    I caught the sunrise behind the lighthouse, and met Marcia out with the dogs when I was coming off the beach;   so a successful mission.    There are spits and spots of rain blowing in the wind, which is bothersome, but a nice enough morning for being out.... though it is breezy.... F6 – 7 from the West.

22.00     I’vehad a fairly active day... mostly working around Ivy.    I did take Jimmy up to St Andrews for his appointment, and I got three books off the charity shelves in the entrance hall.    We didn’t go for a cuppa in the hospital Cafe.... choosing instead, to …