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Cold and miserable day ....

28th March 2017 (Tuesday) .... 12.45     Thank goodness that the ‘warm and sunny’ days are past;   I was beginning to worry about my delicate skin becoming sunburnt!    There’s no fear of the sunburn today;  we have an overcast and cold day .... the wind is from the East!I had a quick look outside this morning and decided that I’d go to Leven:   I needed a haircut, and a wiper blade for ‘Sooper Buggy’.    I’d also go to Sainsbury’s and get some ‘food’.    This has all been done;   I arrived back at Ivy in time to get the kettle on for Jimmy.
After our cuppa we went down to Elie Harbour;   the pontoon was ‘going in’ today.    That had been done by the time we got there.   The tide was out, so we went along to St Monans harbour to see the result of all the dredging activities:   there is a big difference from where they have been, and where they have yet to dredge.... there is no doubt about it ... they have removed a lot of silt etc from St Monans harbour.

Gorgeous morning ....

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27th March 2017 (Monday) ....“Happy Birthday Michael .... have a great day!”    How old?    No that can’t be I’m only 63!

09.30(BST)    The weather forecast was for us to have cloud moving in from the North Sea;   but no sign of that happening, so far.   In fact we have a gorgeous, ‘sunny and warm’ morning after a light touch of early frost.    I have been out for a pre-breakfast walk... and walked/meandered exactly 3 kilometres (1.86 mile) over the beach, Chapel Green and the golf course.   I was ready for my porridge when I got back to Ivy.  

21.30     This has been another beautiful day, in spite of there being a cool breeze from the East;  however it all changed by evening time:  the cloud moved in, the wind became stronger ... it’s now overcast and cauld.

This morning I oiled the bike, adjusted the seat and did the ‘Elie Estate’ circuit after lunch.    It was great being out on the bike again;  and it will massively extend my range.    I did take a few photos of Kinneuchar Loch, but…

Lovely morning .... but there's a North east breeze ...

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26th March 2017 (Sunday).... 12.00We have a ‘bright, sunny and warm’ day here, though there is a light breeze from the East, which will keep the temperature down a wee bit.    I began the day in ‘working’ mode by putting a washing on .... and then went down to the beach for a pre-breakfast walk.     It was one of those really quiet and peaceful mornings, with  not even floppy waves falling onto the sand... the water was quietly, almost furtively, creeping up the beach.   I wandered along the tide line rocks to the Cockstail, and pottered around there, where the desire to have breakfast suddenly hit me.    I got back to Ivy at 08.45 .... only to discover, when I switched on the computer, that it was in fact nearly 10.00;   I’d forgotten to change the clocks.     Oh .... the ‘Ferry Clock’ is at the correct time.... and like, Ivy Cottage, is now working....  on BST.    
Jimmy has been ‘in’ for ‘Morning coffee’ ... my washing is on the line, and I’m ready for lunch!    This has been a qui…

Superb morning ....

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25th March 2017 (Saturday) .... 07.30   It is absolutely gorgeous at “The Centre of The Universe” this morning:   sunny and warm with a light breeze from the West:   a perfect ‘drying day .... and ... my washing is on the line.   I’ve been down on the beach to watch the sunrise;  it was superb, and I felt the warmth of the sun as soon as it appeared above The Toft:  I might need the sun cream later.
I’m organised for the ‘Troops’... well I was doing fine, until I sat down at the computer.    Not that I’m doing much but it’s a good day for doing the lobby floors, ... that is the next task.... that and a run roond wi’ the ‘oover;  somebody came in from the beach with sand on their shoes!

21.00    What glorious weather we’ve had today .... it was 17c in Ivy garden at one point!    The ‘Troops’ arrived about 11.00 and wanted to go down to the beach before having lunch.    Iain had just got here when he spotted a butterfly flying over Ivy garden but wasn’t sure what species.
   ‘Jackie’ had …

Beautiful morning ....

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24th March 2017 (Friday) .... 09.30    We have a glorious, “bright, sunny and warm” morning ... after a light early morning frost:  it’s a perfect day for working in the garden.     I could do ‘gardening things’ today, as I have been out for a 2.58 kilometre (1.6 mile) walk earlier;   mostly pottering around the Chapel Green area.   I’ve just noticed that, a thin layer of high cloud has drifted over since I was out .... this cloud might filter some of the warmth out of the sun;  with a bit of luck the sun might burn it off!


21.30    I’ve had a ‘lazy’ kind of day... though I did do a bit of ‘ousework;  the Auchnagatt ‘Troops’ are coming down tomorrow, and I  thought I’d better make an effort.   The weather forecast for tomorrow is ‘excellent’.... sunny and warm, so we should get out for a walk.    I did do a wee bit in the garden, but not as much as I really should have ....  Blob kept getting in the way.... picking up anything that moved;  in the end I left him to the ‘gardening’, ..…

Quieter morning but overcast with occassional showers ....

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23rd March 2107 (Drop in Cafe Day)    09.30   .... if we didn’t have the greyness, and wetness, we’d have a nice morning;   however the prognosis for the afternoon is better.... raging sunshine and multiple degrees of heat:  the sun cream has been shaken!     The wind, still from that nasty Easterly direction, has less velocity than yesterday... therefore it, the temperature, feels warmer .... welllll? ... not so much ‘warmer’ it’s just not as cold as of late.    That’s the weather sorted , now I need a ‘plan’.    I’ll have meander along the beach;  the rain is of the intermittent variety and I’m feeling lucky!

21.30    The rain never did come to ‘much’ today, but it was overcast for most of the time.... though it did ‘brighten up’ for a while in the afternoon.   By ‘brighten’ up I mean the general greyness of the sky got a bit paler in patches.    I didn’t stay long on the beach long when I was down there this morning .... I felt that, being exposed to the cold easterly wind, my delic…

Frosty morning ....

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22nd March 2017 (Wednesday)....11.30     Blimey .... It is cold this morning;   Sooper Buggy was covered in frost, and it’s only 3c in Ivy garden at present, and there’s an Easterly breeze so it feels colder.    I haven’t been out walking yet... but I’ll walk along to the Kirk Hall in the afternoon;   I’m hoping the sun will have broken through the cloud by then.... but I doubt it.
I’m organised for EKC presentation afternoon... a bit nervous, (I always am) but should be OK when I get going, and start to relax.    Why I should be nervous I don’t know;   the members of the EKC Guild are my friends ... (and critics?)!   I’m looking forward to seeing my photos on a big screen.


21.30    The sun was seen, as around disc trying to break through the cloud.... but the cloud won;   I took the car along to Elie because it looked like it might rain.    It was raining by the time we left the Hall.I enjoyed doing the presentation ... after my usual nervous start.    I now know the 80 photographs is …