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Breezy and cool ...

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22nd September 2018 (Saturday) ... 08.00It was bright and breezy when I first looked out an hour and a half ago;now it’s breezy but not as bright, because a layer of cloud has drifted over from the Northwest.It’s cold, and I’m feeling ‘one degree under’ this morning, so haven’t ventured further than the front gate.That reminds me.... ‘flu jabs on 1st October.Orf to have breakfast.


20.00I’ve been ... welll... further than the front gate;I went for the paper, and morning coffee, then along to the re-cycling Depot at Pittenweem, where I dumped the old printer.It was a nice morning, and warm in the car, but breezy and cool out. The new printer is easy to operate, as I discovered when and I scanned and printed off a few documents.It’s really simple;load the scanner then ‘click’ the necessary buttons.I’m happy.The hardest bit was setting it up;and that was probably because I was under the weather .... and growing older.
This a holiday weekend so the villages are busy.Unfortunately I haven’t b…

Feeling perky ... but cold

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21st September 2018 (Friday) .... 08.30It’s not the bonniest o’ mornin’s, being overcast with a brisk breeze,.... and cold.It’s the kind of morning when I want to leave my body in the Royal Burrow and go for a spin round the villages, then slide back into my body and have a kip.However I can’t quite do that so I’ll set up the printer instead.... and then go for the paper and morning coffee.... in the cosy car.I think we should get some sunny spells later in the morning.


20.30At last I managed to get the printer installed in the computer;wireless version, but it was a struggle.The first time I tried was before going for the paper... and coffee (which I was in much need of).The written instructions were not easy to decipher, so I used the software CD that came with the printer.It had more than everything in it, unfortunately one important instruction came two clicks beyond where I got ‘stuck’.... for the third time.I discovered this after I decided to browse forward on the CD;this was af…

Bright and breezy ....

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20th September 2018 (Thursday) 09.30 .... it’s windy, but only F5 – 6, with a few clouds scuttling over from the West;it feels cool,.... especially down at the harbour.I’ve been out in the car .... up to Kinneuchar and home by Balbuthie Loan and the harbour (Elie). I’m feeling restless this morning;sort undecided as to what I am going to do.I have a washing to hang out .... then I’ll go for the papers and morning coffee.


20.00It’s been another breezy day, but the wind had moderated... and it is now overcast, with a few spits and spots of rain.I’ve had a fairly productive day, having done some paper work that has been, like an ironing, waiting to be done.I also dida wee washing which dried in ‘nae time’.That’s an ironing waiting to be done;like the paper work was.
The new printer was delivered this afternoon so I’d better read the ‘rools’ re plumbing that into the computer.That’s something I can do tomorrow.The ‘rools’ I’ll read tonight.I’m also waiting for spare ink to be delivered.... t…

Calm early morning ....

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19th September 2018 (Wednesday) .... 09.00It was surprisingly calm on the beach this morning after a lot of wind overnight.However by the time I left the beach the wind was freshening, and it has started to rain;‘Storm Ali’ is beginning to bumble his way in.I met a lady on the way up from the beach, and, like me she was surprised at how calm it was.
I ordered a new printer from Amazon last night;it’s being delivered on Saturday/Monday.The printer is cheap ... just under £40 (down from £59).... it’s then inks that are expensive.I’ll buy compatibles online once I get the printer wired up.Actually it’s ‘wireless’ so all I have to do is plug it in and log it into the computer .... I hope.


17.30Well .... there is a serious lack of spider’s webs around after that wind, ... but there is a goodly number of fallen apples for ‘Blackie’ to peck his way through;  proving that it's an ill wind that doesn't blow somebody some good.The wind has moderated over the past couple of hours, but it i…

Clearing sky .....

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18th September 2018 (Tuesday) .... 09.00Although it’s overcast with light rain just now, we are to have sunny spells in the afternoon:in fact there is a blue hole in the grey already.It’s quite pleasant out, warm (and damp right enough) with hardly any wind.That is all going to change by tomorrow.


19.30The weather did change , and we ended up with a lovely, albeit windy, afternoon and evening.I went to the harbour after ‘morning coffee’ in Harbour House;at that time it was overcast but dry, so, when it brightened up in the afternoon I went up to Chapel Green and had a walk around;even though there was a brisk wind the air was not cold.Quite a few people commented on this.The villages are busy with holiday makers, and I had plenty of folk to talk to up at Chapel Green.
In the time between my visits to Elie harbour and Chapel Green Earlsferry, I had lunch, then decided to go shopping in Leven.It was an impulsive kind of decision;I was feeling melancholy because at that time the sky was o…

Calm morning ....

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17th September 2018 (Monday) .... 08.30    We have a quiet morning here;   the sun is trying to burn off some high cloud, there’s only a light breeze, and it isn’t raining.    It’s forecast to be overcast for most of today with rain later.    There is a big area of blue sky appearing from the West so we could  get a decent sunny spell.    I’m fond of ‘sunny spells’ and thinking of getting the bike out after breakfast... it’s not too windy, and the roads are quieter again. 

12.00    I took the car up to get the paper.... and for morning coffee, with Myra, Jim and Geoff in Harbour House.    My immediate ‘plan’ is to extricate the exercise bike from the wee shed and get it installed in the Hutte for the winter.   This could take a few days at the speed I work at.    

16.30The exercise bike is in ‘The Hutte’, though not exactly where I want it to be.It started to rain at 15.30 so I tidied everything up, and out of the rain.    I must have worked harder than normal;  at least the hard work i…

Bright and breezy ....

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16th September 2018 (Sunday) .....10.00When I first looked out it was raining, (that was at Wallace and Gromit time, 06.00),so I made a cuppa and went back into the Royal Burrow.I wakened up at 09.25 to a gale of wind and bright sunshine.Like the weather, I’m bright and breezy this morning, but I’m going to have a ‘rest day’....... more or less a repeat of yesterday.Strangely enough.... though we have a gale of wind it feels ‘soft’;that said, I haven’t been on the beach.

17.00     While I was clairtin’ about at the old pier and House on the Rock at Pittenweem, my friend Sydney (ex Earlsferry man) has been hiking to the top of Mt Tumalo in Central Oregon.    The peak of Mt Tumalo is 7779 ft above sea level,....  The House on the rock about 10 ft above sea level.   I have might have travelled 7779 feet horizontally today.   Vertically? .... I’ll have done about 100 feet, and 80% of that was in the car.   Well done Sydney;  by the way Sydney is 92!    I might have a crack at Balcarres Cr…