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It's cauld .....

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28th June 2017 (Wednesday) .... 08.30    No wonder the weather is the  topic in Bonnie Scotland:   a week ago we were sweltering in 26c .... today  11c,  add to that an east wind chill factor, and we have an early start to winter.It is grey and cold, but at least dry;   not a nice day for being out and about.... and not a day for having a haircut, which is what Jimmy has planned.     We’ll go to Leven (Hairdresser), then to the Colinsburgh Lunch on the way home. 

12.00     We’ve been to Leven, and, did the ‘Chapel Green’ walk as soon as we got back home, before having a cuppa at Ivy.  Jimmy is going to his ‘Elie house walk’;    we’ll be well ready for the Colinsburgh lunch.    It’s not as cold as it was earlier, .... the sun is trying hard to break through... and the wind has dropped.

20.30    As ever the ‘Colinsburgh Lunch’ was excellent, and meant that a sandwich was all that was required to pacify “Puku” at ‘dinner’ time.   This was the last ‘Colinsburgh Lunch until the end of August…

Hmmmmm .... it's dreich oot!

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27th June 2017 (Tuesday) ....  09.00   Even if  HMS Queen Elizabeth, was tied up to a mooring buoy at the Cockstail Rocks I don’t think I’d go down to take a photo;  it’s that kind o’ day!    We have rain, on an East wind, so really dreich.    HMSQE sailed out of the Firth overnight, and is now doing ‘Sea trials’ off the mouth of the Firth, accompanied by HMS Sutherland;  at this time they are off Dunbar, and should be visible when/if the weather improves.
I have no plans for today;  none that involves going out, in this weather, anyway.    Jimmy did intend going to Leven for a haircut, but that might be ‘on hold’ until the sun breaks through.   That might not be today by the look of the sky.


15.30     For some stupid reason I went down to the beach.... and got wet.    Unsurprisingly I was the only one down there;  no dog walkers...no walkers... and no joggers even.     When I think of it, I didn’t even see a seabird... and they like wet.    It is not a nice day for walking.    I shelte…

HMS Queen Elizabeth ....

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26th June 2017 (Monday).... 09.00     HMS Queen Elizabeth (our new Aircraft Carrier) is due to sail out of the Firth today.    Low tide is at 11.00 which is when ‘she’ will ‘sail’ under the Forth Bridges.    I’d go along to Pettycur get some pictures, but I’d rather get some pictures of ‘her’ passing Elie and 'The Royal Burgh'.    Must go ‘ slight flap on’.... got a flask to fill.    It’s a ‘nae bad’ morning but we could get some showers by the look of the sky.


13.40    According to the latest AIS info (a couple of minutes ago) HMS Queen Elizabeth is still in Rosyth Dockyard.... with tugs fore, aft,  and along her port side.   She is ‘doing’ 0.1 knots so they must be manoeuvring ‘her’ into position then out of the dock.   When will ‘she’ pass Elie and Earlsferry? ....  evening time by the look of things.    I’m going out for a walk, having been to Leven with Jimmy, who was running out of ready meals.


20.00     HMS Queen Elizabeth is now moored up on the west side of the ‘bridge…

Bright, and very breezy morning ....

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25th June 2017 (Sunday) ... 10.00    We have another ‘bright and very breezy’ morning, with the chance of showers later..... it's a good  'drying' day.    I have been doing some gardening,  and general tidying up around Ivy.   
Today’s ‘News’ is all about the Camden flats being evacuated;   it must have been horrible for the people to be woken up in the middle of the night and told that you had to pack a few things, and leave your home.    I can understand why the Council had to do it;  as soon as the Fire Service declared the flats unsafe any insurance would most likely be nullified.     It is a catastrophic state of affairs.

20.30   I was about to go down to the beach at 20.00, when a blustery shower came over so that was the end of that ‘plan’;  it was the only shower we’ve had, on what has been a windy, mostly ‘bright and sunny’ day.   I should get down to the beach later, because the shower has moved away and the sun is out again.
This has been a productive kind of day …

Kite boarder at Elie harbour .... ....

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24th June 2017 (Saturday) ... 08.30    It is ‘bright and very breezy’ this morning, with the chance of some, unwelcome, blustery showers;   ‘unwelcome’ because I have a washing on the line, and, it is ‘St Monans Sea Queen Day’, the oldest ‘Gala Day’, harking back to the early days of fishing, in the East Neuk coastal villages.There are shower clouds scampering over as I type;   as long as they scamper over to the North Sea I'm happy.


10.00    Having been down to the beach I can now tell you that the wind is from the WNW, F5 -6,  and  not warm;   also, the showers clouds are beginning to look serious.

20.00    We didn’t catch any showers locally, but they could be seen over towards Edinburgh;   my washing is dry and ‘in’. Jimmy and I went along to St Monans to ‘Sea Queen Day’ but it was disappointing;    bunting stretching from lamp post to lamp post, and some banners were the only visible signs down at the harbour.    Apparently it was all ‘happening’ in the Town Hall.    The last ti…

Frisky wind .....

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23rd June 2017 (Friday) .... 08.30   We have ....“windy and grey, with the look of rain”weather;   but that is forecast to clear, leaving us with abrighter afternoon followed by a lovely evening.   Although breezy just now, it isn’t cold.... I fancy a wander along a breezy beach! 

21.30    It was a ‘breezy beach’ this morning .... it still is, but I did have a good potter around the rocks, and out to the end of the ‘overflow pipe’ (the old sewage pipe).   Light rain began to blow through in the wind so I called a halt to the fun and went home.    The beach was busier than I expected it to be ....  with visitors, because I didn’t meet anyone I knew.

I browsed the morning’s batch of photographs taken from the rocks etc, then had a cuppa;   Jimmy’s timing was impeccable as ever.... arriving just as the kettle began to boil.    We moaned about ....  er .. discussed the ‘shortness of summer’, and the nights ‘drawing in’.    We decided that we’d take precautionary measures, and look out our …

'The Boy (that's ME) is feeling lively ....

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22nd June 2017 (Thursday) .... 09.30     Hmmmmm .... we had a few rumbles of thunder, and a guid plowt o’ rain at 21.00 last night, which has left us with a nice, fresh, morning;   there is a mix of clouds and ‘bloo’ bits so we should get some sunshine now and again.    I’m feeling fresher than the weather this morning, after a good, long, and deep night’s sleep.... in fact I feel quite lively.   That said... I haven’t been anywhere yet, though I have done the ‘ooverin’ and dustin’, .... oh...the kettle will have boiled.    Must go ‘slight flap on’! 

20.00     I’ve been over to visit John and Linda’s ‘Holiday Home’ at Shell Bay;   Oh my word .... I didn’t realise they were so ‘roomy’.    It is a beautiful holiday home in a beautiful location.... and I had a  mug of Linda’s  superior quality coffee;  “Puku” had  goodies!     When I say I’ve been ‘over to visit’ John and Linda it looks like I made my own way over there;   in fact John picked me up from ... and  brought me back to....  Iv…