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Frisky wind ...

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13th January 2019 (Sunday) .... 09.30It’s breezy on the beach .... gusting F4 – 5 at times;but, funnily enough, it isn’t cold.... in fact the air feels mild.If it wisnae for the wind I’d be running about in shorts.Welll .... maybe not.I felt sluggish first thing this morning, but a shower, then the walk on the beach blew all the cobwebs away; now I feel reasonably frisky.

"Red sky in the morning, shepherds warning" ....

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12th January 2019 (Saturday) .... 10.00My goodness .... we had a cracker of sky at sunrise time this morning:a “red sky in the morning etc” sky right enough.It was one of those really spectacular skies... that begin about half an hour before sunrise time.The weather cams showed the potential for a bonnie sky so I was on the beach in plenty of time.It fades as quickly as it ‘lights up’ so you have to be there at the right time.Since that excitement the sky has become overcast... though sunny spells are mentioned in our weather forecast.


18.30We did get some sunny spells so we’ve had a nice enough day, but it has clouded over and rain is forecast to pass through overnight.I’ve been keeping myself busy, but I miss my morning coffee;it’s not so much the coffee I miss, it’s the blethering.Coffee sachets only satisfy the caffeine requirements. I had a good selection of sunrise photographs this morning;sorting them out was enjoyable.I dump any OOF (out of focus)ones then check those that remai…

Balmy morning ....

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11th January 2019 (Friday).... 09.30I would say that the beach is the place to be this morning:there’s hardly any wind, and it’s warm.It was bright and sunny at sunrise, but we do have clouds moving in from the Northwest.... which means we’ll have ‘sunny spells’ rather that wall to wall sunshine.Having been to the beach, I’m ready for a shot of caffeine; after which I’ll bumble along for the paper.



20.30The villages are awfie quiet now;my own coffee, the new stuff I’m using is Owlbert proof, and tastes braw, but it’s boring without conversation.I did the ironing, then fell out with some politician on the News Channel:so went up to Woodhaven car park and walked out to, and plowtered around, the lighthouse.I even had that to myself.... though I did meet a couple walking their dog when I was on my way back to the car.It was a lovely day for the lighthouse;it’s normally breezy out there... something like the harbour.
Back at Ivy I decided that I’d have a late ‘lite bite’ (I’m trying to los…

Bucket update ....

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10th January 2019 (Thursday) .... 08.30“Thank You” Marcia for the following info: it is the ‘Bloo bin’ (landfill) tomorrow (11th) , not the ‘broon’ one as I thought;the ‘broon bin’ doesn’t go out until the 25th.I hardly ever use the ‘bloo’ bin but I’ll manage to fill it with rubbish and get it out.The Fife Council bucket collection system has been changed;  actually I should have known becauseI  was caught out with the ‘broon’ bucket a week or two before Christmas. xx Our weather? .... we have a grey start to the morning, though the clouds are forecast to give way to ‘sunny spells’.I’m not fond of grey mornings.


12.30I am sorry to hear that Jimmy Birrell has died.It doesn’t seem that long ago that Jimmy, and his brother David did all the plumbing work on Balcarres Estate ... that would be in the 1950’s.Hmmm.... that wisnae yesterday right enough.Jimmy was the oldest Colinsburgh resident, though not the resident who had lived in Colinsburgh the longest;that honour goes to Sheila (Joss, …

Crisp morning ....

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9th January 2019 (Wednesday) ....08.00There’s a touch of frost in the air, with only a smirr of wind;the kind of winter morning that makes me feel good.I’m just about to go to the beach to catch the sun rising over the Lammermuirs (08.40); that event could be a few minutes late as there’s low cloud on the horizon. It’s a nice mornin’ for doing things:I’m going to defrost the freezer.De-frosting doesn’t take long; Maggie’s hair dryer does the job in ‘nae time’.


12.00That’s the freezer defrosted;I’ll put the stuff back into it in before I go to the Friendship Lunch.I de-frost about this time every year.... it’s an easy enough job:although this is not a defrosting kind of day .... it’s bright, sunny, and perfect for playing outside.I have been to ‘Ainster’;actually I set off to dump some of the contents of the freezer at the recycle depot .... then remembered that it’s closed on a Wednesday;  so I went to the 'Store' and had a mini shop.


21.30   The “Friendship Lunch” today brough…

Dental appointment ...

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8th January 2019 (Tuesday) .... 09.30We had a cracker of a sunrise this morning .... which has been followed by a clear sky:yes the beach is the place to be. Actually there’s wintry feel to the air .... as it should be for this time of year.... but it’s a lovely morning for a walk;not for visiting a Dental surgery.... but, needs must. I have a washing out though there isn’t much in the way of a drying wind;I should have done the washing yesterday.


20.30The visit to the dentist was painless;we didn’t need to do anything serious, apart from have the sharp bits smoothed on the bit of tooth that remains, and make an appointment, to have a check up;and to decide what to do about the space. Chriswas sleeping whenDonald and I went visiting; so I wasn’t able to do the ‘I spy game’ with her.It’s good to see that Chris is being well looked after;she is in fact the ‘longest stay’ resident in the care home, having been there for seven years.... but not the oldest.Very few of the original Staff are s…

Frolicsome clouds ...

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7th January 2019 (Monday) 08.30Hmmmmm ...the wind hasn’t blown the clouds away, but they are definitely moving faster.The weather forecast tells me it’s warmer than it has been of late, but it doesn’t feel warmer.That means .... we have a grey, and windy, start to the morning.   However, bloo patches (hopefully big ones?) should arrive by midday.... but they will be really fast moving as the wind will be F8 by then.It’s a frolicsome morning.


10.15No matter how many times I go to the beach to take my usual batch of photographs; I always look forward to seeing them on the computer.It’s as if I’d never been on this beach before. Anyway, forget about me getting excited about a few photographs:it is breezy this morning, but I was well wrapped up and didn’t feel at all cold. Occasional small ‘bloo’ patches are beginning to appear in the general greyness;the forerunners of bigger ones to come.It is also spitting rain: sunny spells, and showers, would be welcome after the past grey days.

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