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30th September 2018 (Sunday) .... 08.00The beach is not the warmest place to be this morning.We have sunny intervals, with a cool brisk North Westerly wind ....and the wind is bringing a good scattering of clouds over, but they might burn off when the sun is higher. It wasn’t a spectacular sunrise... unlike last night’s sunset ... but it was bonnie in a quiet way. I slept like a log last night.... sleeping right through until Wallace and Gromit fired up at 06.20.... a whole eight hours of ‘beauty sleep’.By that theory the ‘thing’ that lives in the mirror should look bonnier:‘it’ doesn’t!

12.00     I’ve been to Leven.... having decided that I needed to do a ‘shopping’.      On the way I filled up the car at Colinsburgh.... then took it through the Leven car wash. Now?   I’m beginning to feel a tired spell coming on;   this is bad because I bought some tulip bulbs, and I plan to get them in the ground today.  It’s a good day for gardening:  we have “bright and sunny” weather now, though i…

A 'Royal Burgh' wedding .... ....

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29th September 2018 (Saturday) .... 08.00The sky was heavily
overcast at sunrise time, but there is a lot of blue in the sky now, and, because there’s a brisk (and cool) wind it is a really good ‘drying day’.At this time I don’t have a ‘plan’;I didn’t expect it to be quite as breezy, and cold as it is.... so I might not get any painting done.However, because I have plenty other things needing to be doneI will not be a bored bunny.



19.00We had a ‘Royal Burgh’ Wedding’ today:which added a bit of excitement to an otherwise quiet day.
The bridal party set off from ‘Waverley’ in the Ferry High Street.I spotted the wedding cars parked in Ferry road, and went out to get a few photos of them, a Bentley S1 (1955) and a Jaguar Mk2 (1964), however when I saw that the bridal party were leaving from ‘Waverley’ I decided to get a few photos of.... something even rarer than the two cars;a ‘Royal Burgh’ wedding.Congratulation to the Happy Couple .... May the best ye've ever seen
Be the worst ye'…

Cracker o' a mornin' ....

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28th September 2018 (Friday) ....08.30I went to the beach for sunrise.... and it was gorgeous.Oh .... I’d have cortisone for breakfast if it was allowed;I feel almost ‘normal me’.I’m thinking the injection has worked;however I have to take it easy today again.Anyway where was I?... oh aye on the beach.We have a cracker of a morning at the Centre of The Universe,... and the makings of a bonnie day. Calumn, who was my apprentice at the Craw’s... actually he was the best apprentice I ever met in all my painting life;but I didn’t tell him that!... is going to pick me up at 10.00 and we’re going for coffee.He has made a success of life .... but not as a painter.... he now works in Health and Safety offshore. I enjoyed my early morning walk, and I’m well ready for breakfast... and a cuppa.


20.00I’ve had a really enjoyable day.As it was a beautiful morning for a run in the car Calumn and I went Balgove, in Calumn’s car (Range Rover), where we had coffee and rolls.... and caught up with each ot…

Perky ... after a good nights sleep

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27th September 2018 (Thursday) ....08.30We have ‘bright and breezy’ this morning;and this is forecast for the remainder of ‘today’;a nice morning... and a good drying one.... but rain is mentioned in the forecast. After the marathon coach trip yesterday,I had 8 hours unbroken sleep last night.... my word I was tired.Feeling perky this morning though.
I’m getting a cortisone injection in my knee this morning;so ... I’d better get a move on.

14.00This is the ‘Drop in Cafe’ day;and I missed the last one as I was waiting for an Amazon delivery (new printer).... so I don’t intend missing it today.There’s also the Apple Fest in the Kirk Hall;this is on at the same time so I might bumble round to that after the ‘Cafe’.I’ve been for the paper(s) and coffee in Harbour House.... oh ... and I had my cortisone injection.I won’t know for a couple of days if that has worked, but hopefully it will.When they work they are small miracles..... more or less walking normally for a few months.I see spots …

Dumfries House coach trip ....

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26th September 2018 (Wednesday) .... 05.15I’m ready for the Dumfries House coach tour:Myra is picking me up at 05.40, then Geoff along at Elie, to board the coach at 07.00 (Dunfermline).Don’t know when we’ll arrive back home, but I should imagine it will be early evening time. It’s dark .... and windy.


22.00Dumfries House is one fantastic place and well worth visiting .... but my word .... it has been a long day.Myra and I left Earlsferry at 05.50, arriving at Dunfermline Bus Station at 06.55.The coach left Dunfermline on time, making for Edinburgh, Bathgate, and finally Glasgow to pick up passengers.The traffic at the cities, Edinburghand Glasgow, delayed us and we arrived at Dumfries House late, but in time to join the second tour of the morning.
The 'House' tour lasts for one hour, and it is one interesting hour;the tour guides know ‘their’ Dumfries House, and you get caught up in their enthusiasm.    Loved every minute of the tour.    Might even have fallen in love with our g…

Playful ....

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25th September 2018 (Tuesday) .... 08.30It’s a nice morning, though I missed the sunrise, being that I slept ‘in’.The phone alarm worked, and I had a cuppa at 04.40 as per plan.That (the cuppa) was not my best idea;it made feel ‘bright eyed and bushy tailed’ at quarter to five in the morning, and I couldn’t get back to sleep so lay and read my book:eventually fell asleep at about 05.30.Amazingly, I am still feeling frisky now.... even though I am later on the move than I’d like to have been. There’s more cloud around this morning;in fact the weather forecast for the next couple of days is for more cloud and a touch windier.Today we have myriads of cotton wool clouds all over the sky .... whether they turn heavier later remains to be seen.Rain is not mentioned.

09.30There’s one thing I now know;it’s cold down on the beach... really cold.The wind is brisk and must be taking a few degrees off the temperature via wind chill.The Mara Seaweed gatherers (Edinburgh) are working on the rocks out…

Lovely morning ....

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24th September 2018 (Monday) .... 08.00We have a beautiful morning here;a really nice morning for doing things.The air is chilly just now but the sun will warm things up in nae time;and the forecast is good for the whole day.I might work in the garden in the afternoon.First thing this morning I have to go to Leven.


20.00I enjoyed my trip to Leven.... and even managed to find time to go to Sainsbury’s;and was back in plenty of time for coffee in Harbour House.After all that I got into my working togs, the intention being to do a spot of painting.However some of the clouds looked threatening by this time so I abandoned the painting idea;and went to the skip at Woodhaven instead.Of course I couldn’t go to Woodhaven without taking a walk out to the lighthouse;this took me a while but it was pleasant in the warm sunshine, .... and .... I had the camera with me.I met a lot of folk out there... all of us enjoying the lovely afternoon. Before lunch I’d hung out a woollen wash, so I had to keep…

Autumnal equinox ....

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23rd September 2018 (Autumnal Equinox).... 09.00I feel better, and have been for a decent walk along the beach;having said that my legs feel a bit shaky, like I’ve had the ‘flu.That would be annoying;having the ‘flu two weeks before we get the ‘flu jab!Anyway I feel better, and actually enjoyed having breakfast.Now I need a cuppa before I consider what I’m going to do next. There’s a lovely, fresh autumn feel to the air this sunny morning;we have the makings of a bonnie day, though it could feel cool in the fresh Northwest breeze.

09.45Yes ... things are definitely back to normal in Ivy;I found a bonnie trail of sandy footprints all the way from the front door, to ... well all over the place in Ivy.Guess what I’m doing next?.... yep ‘ooverin’.     I do have a brush at the door to clean the sand off my shoes.... unfortunately I usually walk past it.


20.00We’ve had a lovely day;yes there has been a cool breeze, but nothing that a light jacket couldn’t cope with.... and a woolly hat.I’ve ha…

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…