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"Red sky in the morning" etc ....

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23rd February 2018 (Friday) .... 08.00Welllll .... it was very cold on the beach this morning at sunrise time .... there’s a raw feel to the air, and a wind from the Southeast adding wind chill, so it feels, and is, cauld.The bike is unlikely to be out today! We had a ‘red sky in the morning, shepherd’s/sailor’s warning’ sky, and a bonnie sunrise (07.20).I thought I might get the complete sun as it came ‘up’, but the top of it began to disappear behind low clouds before the bottom came over the horizon;it was bonnie nevertheless.

20.00With the wind being from the Easterly direction it has been cold all day .... especially when exposed to the wind.Not that I was out in the wind much .... I didn’t go biking.I did go up to the Harbour House for morning coffee with Jim, Myra and Geoff;Harbour House was busy.
After the morning coffee, I decided to go to Leven and get some shopping;and to browse external door locks in B n’ Q’s.... the front door lock is beginning to give trouble.When I got ba…

Hard frost ...

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22nd February 2018 (Thursday) .... 08.30We have another lovely morning, but there is a hard frost, so it is cold;it might be too cold for me going out on the bike..... I’ll see how the temperature is in an hour.There is only a smirr o’ wind, but it’s from the easterly direction, so that isn’t going to boost the temperature.In other words .... apart from the temperature being on the low side, it’s gorgeous morning!I’ll have a cuppa then get the bike out.




20.00Jenny phoned this morning to say that she was going back to Sussex tomorrow, did I fancy going up to the ‘Fudge Doughnut’ factory in Cupar?‘JB’ is suffering from a serious lack of Fudge Doughnuts (hereafter FD’s).... and Jenny was in a position to remedy this.Jenny was within range of the FD factory.It took less than a nano second for me to say “yes” .... I did fancy a trip to the FD factory.It was a bonnie morning for a run to Cupar.
While Jenny stocked up with the vital ingredients, I organised the coffee and scones that we woul…

Spring like morning .....

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21st February 2018 (Wednesday) .... 08.30It looks like being another spring like day, after another beautiful sunrise.After all the sun rise photographs that I’ve taken, I came across something ‘new’ this morning;something that I shall be prepared for in future..... which could of course could be anytime.It might happen tomorrow, but it might not happen for months/years.There’s hardly any wind again, but there was a touch of frost at sunrise time;the rising sun will soon shift the frost.After another cuppa I’m going to get the bike out;in fact I’ll get the bike out before I have another cuppa.

20.30      We’ve had another beautiful, Spring-like day, though it has been a bit colder;  the wind, luckily it’s light, is from the Easterly direction.    I went out on the bike, and I the new eye protection does keep the wind out of my eyes .... and any other stuff as well.    I went to the Harbour House for coffee with Myra, Jim and Geoff.... after which I biked home via Elie Estate.    It w…

Leslie Bike Shop .....

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20th February 2018 (Tuesday) .... 08.30Apart from a bank of cloud on the southern horizon (that obscured the sunrise), we have ‘a wall to wall’ blue sky; though I’ve no doubt that might change as the day progresses.It is a bonnie morning, bright and sunny with hardly any wind. As per ‘plan’ I am going to The Leslie Bike Shop (Glenrothes) to buy eye protection, after which I’ll go to Dysart Harbour for a cuppa.On the way home I might as well drop into Sainsbury’s (Leven) and get any ‘shopping’ that I can think of.‘Puku’ is rumbling away so I’d best go and have some breakfast.

21.30     This has been a bonnie Spring like day;  and it had me in working mode after I got back from this morning’s mission.    That means the felt on the wee shed has been properly nailed down.


The Leslie Bike shop is the perfect place to go for all things ‘bike’;it has everything you’d expect in a proper ‘bike shop’.I had a look at the battery assisted bikes, of which there is a good selection, before going to th…

Gloomy weather ....

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19th February 2018 (Monday) .... 09.00Oh dear ..... I’m glad we have the Olympics to watch on the tele:it’s gloomy and damp outside .... not a morning for the beach.Although dreich, it is warm, and, the rain, which we had earlier, has moved away;hopefully the sky will clear later.There’s a lack of inspiration on a morning like this..... I’ll have one of my manky coffee’s;everything looks brighter after a Hutte coffee.     Funnily enough I'm feeling frisky.... in spite of the gloomy weather.  
20.00     You’d hardly believe it:  it has been overcast all day, but the sun managed to break the clouds through at 17.15, about 10 minutes before sunset.....  it’s going to be a ‘bright and sunny’ day tomorrow.

I’ve had an enjoyable day;I even went out twice .... in the car.In the morning I went down to Elie harbour;in the afternoon I went to St Monans harbour..... I like harbours, even though they are cauld places most of the time.There were reflections on the still water, so I was a happy …

Exquisite sunrise time .....

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18th February 2018 (Sunday) .... 08.30We had an exquisite (‘exquisite’ is a bonnie word -must remember to use it more often), and peaceful, sunrise this morning;the tide was half way out, there was hardly any wind, so there were reflections on both sand and sea.... I’m a happy boy.There was a touch of frost in the air, but that is beginning to lift.It looks like the early morning dog walkers (and me) had the best of the day .... the sky is beginning to cloud over:might get rain later in the afternoon. I’m going to Kirkcaldy to have a look at battery assisted bikes;I need battery assistance to get me up to Kilbrackmont.This could be an age thing!I’ll browse Halfords choice of bikes, pick up some ‘blurb’ leaflets, then buy a bike when Spring arrives.Must ‘go’, ever so slight ‘flap on’.



19.30The roads were quiet on my trip to Kirkcaldy;then again I left early thinking that Halfords would be open at 09.00.They didn’t open until 10.00 ..... so I had a cuppa in Sainsbury’s Cafe.Sainsbury’s (…

Dour kind o' mornin' ...

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17th February 2018 (Saturday) ..... 08.00The sky is overcast, and we have had a few spits and spots o’ rain, so I haven’t been out, for mybreath of lovely Earlsferry air, on the beach this morning.The sky should start to break by mid-morning;giving us a sunny afternoon.I’m a bit stiff after re-felting the shed roof yesterday, but I’ll walk that off in the afternoon.

20.00     ‘The Boy’ has had a frustrating day.    I took the car to Leven to have it valeted thinking I’d be back in the ‘Royal Burgh’ in time to go to the Coffee morning.    I wasn’t .... back in time for the ‘CM’;    I didn’t get home until 12.05.    However the car is clean... having it done professionally is a ‘one off’ job, and I must say it is looking braw inside.;  so I’m happy in that respect.    I’m not happy that I missed the ‘CM’ (Coffee Morning).

When waiting for the car I went to Sainsbury’s for ‘breakfast’ and, lo and behold I met David (Stevens).... and Fiona (Thompson) in Sainsbury’s;they were having a cuppa …